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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Many things: Elevated liver enzymes can be caused by inflammattion and infection (hepatiitis), trauma to liver, medications toxic to liver, alcohol, fatty liver, c ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Treat the cause: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, aut ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to know reason: For the elevated enzymes. Common causes of elevated liver enzymes are alcohol intake, hepatitis virus infection, reaction to medications. The action t ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Luther
21 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Liver metabolism: The body recognizes substances as foreign and tries to get rid of them as fast as possible. Some chemicals need to be broken down into metabolites p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Drug-induced LFT: No. Usually drug-induced elevated liver enzyme (lft) is reversible when the offending drug is removed. Of note, drug-induced elevated lft can be very ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can lead to elevated liver enzymes which will resolve and become normal then hyperthyroidism ( overactive thyroid) is treated.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialis ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Weisman
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Inflammation?: Presence or absence of hepatitis, cirrhosis, bile obstruction, inflammatory process.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injur ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Kidney trouble: It is well known that diabetes can lead to significant complications in the organs where there are very small blood vessels, i.e. Your eyes, your kidn ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It is quite common.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie O'Toole
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Absolutely: This is one more reason for experienced medical help.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: I wish they were all this easy to answer, Matthew. You don't even absorb this.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Rerun test: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Liver dysfunction : This indicates abnormality in liver function. Talk to your physician.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not all AST is liver: This could be due to rhabdomyolysis. Intense muscle breakdown can cause elevated ast. Hemolysis can cause elevated bilirubing and the GGT would remain ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Sarcoidosis - Liver: The most common radiographic finding of hepatic sarcoidosis is hepatomegaly. Ultrasound can show diffuse increased homogeneous or heterogeneous echoge ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Saha
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Liver testing: With the situation of elevation of liver enzymes and white blood cells, this requires a follow up with a physician to rule out an infection. Further ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Liver cell necrosis can cause both.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not by itself: But the medications, from naids to Methotrexate to some of the new stuff, famously can.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Damage to liver: Microvesicular fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (liver cells) is directly toxic to the liver. When liver cells are damaged or destroyed, they release ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in autoimmune hepatitis. This is a non- specific test. If the liver function tests are elevated additional d ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience in Rheumatology
Sjogren possible: But not likely with high serum protein. There is a condition called primary biliary cirrhosis that is associated with Sjogren and certain drugs used f ... Read More

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