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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No such thing: There is no medicine for liver without a diagnosis of the cause of the liver sickness. An elevated GGT is a symptom not a diagnosis.
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Dr. Ravi Srivastava
36 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quit alcohol!: High GGT levels are caused by recent high intake of alcohol or certain medicines that are toxic to the liver. It returns to normal quickly after stop ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Birnbaum
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, GGT may be high: Ggt is found in the liver cells that are associated with the bile system. There are many conditions that may cause an elevation of ggt. You need to ... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
GGT: Lab reference ranges may vary from lab to lab. Elevated GGT is typically due to liver and biliary tract diseases. When alkaline phosphatase is elevate ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Let's talk about it: Ggt tends to rise in people who drink a lot of alcohol before other liver enzymes do. There's also a genetic trait that's not rare in which healthy p ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
May be normal 4u: Around 1 person in 1000 just runs a high ggt; it's hereditary. If everything else is okay including alk phos i'd ignore it unless your physician is co ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not : Necessarily. If you drink alcohol that may explain the mild elevation in GGT. No cause for alarm
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
A warning: This can be due to anything from drinking too much, not exercising enough, or being allergic to iboprofen all the way to chronic viral hepatitis, hemo ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Liver injury: Ggt is a sensitive indicator of liver injury. If you take alcohol, avoid it entirely for 3-4 weeks and re do the test. What were your other liver func ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Usually alcohol: Alcohol intake is the usual casue of elevated ggt. Abstain from alochol for a couple of months and retest.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
It is high!: Ggt comes from the liver, but not the liver cells. It comes from the biliary tract and the fibrous tissue holding the liver together. Most common ca ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: There are several reasons this may happen, without knowing if your other tests are normal or not, and without a good history and exam, it's very diffi ... Read More

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