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what does it mean when your liver enzymes are low

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a medical : Condition. Low liver enzymes is not a medical condition. What are the actual values of your liver enzymes?

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Nothing: Its not associated with disease states.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Need more info: Liver enzymes reflect the health of the liver, elevations means some ongoing inflammation, however normal enzymes do not necessarily mean no inflammat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
This could hepatitis: This could be hepatitis. The low BUN is not a major problem. You need to ask your physician if this is hepatitis and is it due to infection, medica ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Need context: We need the context of why these labs were done, as well as any symptoms (and other labs/baseline labs) before we can even begin to make an educated g ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Hepatitis: Elevated liver enzymes suggest hepatitis which is a fancy way of saying inflamed liver. Lots of reasons for hepatitis including alcohol, acetaminophen ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthies fall outside. If the low 'zymes meant anything, you'd already know you have massive l ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No disease: There is no disease association with low levels of liver enzymes in the blood.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Means nothing: I'm assuming you have no obvious health problems. The reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks will be out of the range on ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be concerned: Sgot ; sgpt, correct? Occasionally rhabdomyolysis (heavy exercise, statins, cocaine, trauma) can elevate these, but usually they're of hepatic origin. ... Read More

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