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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: But don't take it again. There are other options.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be proactive: Worrying accomplishes little. You'll get a repeat check off alcohol and meds; if they're still up, you'll get screened for hepatitis b and c, hemochro ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Liver: Yes. All elevated liver enzymes can mean danger. There is no medication to improve the liver. It has to heal on it's own. Thus when there is liver in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Infantile hepatitis is fairly common and your pediatrician needs to seek a cause. Hopefully it will be self-limited or treatable. I very much hope you ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Degree of elevation: Your doctor know how elevated your liver enzymes are & can advise you of how serious it is.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Moderately: You should have a full liver workup. Could be from many causes, but you need to rule out hemochromatosis, a genetically transmitted diseasae.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: I assume you mean liver enzymes. Any abnormal liver test should be investigated even if that means just rechecking the lab to see a trend. Caused of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Hepatitis/Alcohol: Hepatitis and alochol are much more likely explanations for elevated liver enzymes than cancer. You should consult your doctor to determine the casue ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Gallstones may be leaving the gallbladder and obstructing the bile ducts. This can cause bile to back up in the liver and elevate the bilirubin level ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
CPK: No.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
LFTs : Yes. You should repeat the labs and if still elevated, need further work up to rule out hepatitis , side effects of medicine, obstruction of biliary s ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Enzymes: Talk to your doctor, the enzymes elevated don't always mean heart damage. Your doctor can help work through why they are elevated and try to be sure y ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Greller
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Why was it tested?: That's the most important question to ask. The context in which the lab was drawn will inform how it is interpreted. Lots of things can raise your lip ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Alcohol, meds, infxn: And early onset diabetes can all cause liver enzyme elevation as well as metastatic cancer. You need to worry when in the hundreds/thousands.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What are the actual values? If both are within normal limits it does not matter. All lab results need to interpreted in the clinical context and the d ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
You have yellow : Sclera/ icterus from high bilirubin. A normal liver function does not exclude liver disease. Sometimes it may mean scarred liver/ cirrhosis .Get check ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Enough to get a few more tests for inherited disease like iron overload disease, and for viruses that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What are the actual values? Do you drink alcohol? If you do, abstain for three months and redo the tests. Please note that all lab results need to be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not specifically: It is very good that you ate following up on your blood tests. I do not know which blood tests are elevated. An ultrasound can look at both your liver ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
High electrolytes: If your sodium, chloride and BUN are high you could have had some mild dehydration at the time the blood was taken. I would speak to the physician (p) ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Not necessarily: There are many causes for elevated liver enzymes.If you are on chronic medications, this may be a cause (ie statins). The elevation of the tests are a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What are the actual results? Elevated liver enzymes may be due to alcohol intake, infection with hepatitis viruses, medication side effects and more. ... Read More

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