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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Frazee
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: unfortunately, certain forms of liver disease can be active with little or no liver enzyme elevation. However, ff you were told you have NASH, and pr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver size: measurements of liver size are not always precise enough to compare values when they don't differ significantly. It is not clear whether this is an in ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Abnormal Liver test: If you are truly having nafld, liver associated enzymes can be fluctuated. However, make sure you have thorough liver work up to assure you do not ha ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common : Many viral illnesses have a non specific irritant effect on the liver and may cause a transient rize in liver enzymes.Within a month or two this is us ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Nothing: Its not associated with disease states.
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A 39-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?
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Slow going.: Probably means that the liver disease you have is very stable or at least progressing slowly. This could be seen with many different types of liver d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver damage: It means your liver cells are being damaged. That can be duse to viruses, precription meds, alcohol and some other causes.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Fatty Liver: The most common cause of enlarged liver is fatty liver. Fatty liver generally develops in those who are overweight and may have diabetes and elevated ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
LFT: Basically the indices that are used to evaluate the liver - (lft) are abnormal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Find the cause: Repeating them when the person is off alcohol and unnecessary medications is often the best plan. If they're still up, you'll get a workup for hepatit ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: It depends upon which liver enzymes were elevated. High bilirubin suggests blockage or obstruction of the biliary tract. High alt & ast suggest fatty ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Elevated bilirubin may be due to excess destruction of red cells, liver inflammation, and/or blockage to the flow of bile. See this site for more info ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bile duct issues: What are the results of other liver tests? What are your symptoms? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is i ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Fatty changes: I presume you had an ultrasound . That being the case, the echotexture suggests fatty substance since fat is echogenic on ultrasound .. Doesn't mean ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
This: means minimal fatty liver (often seen in overweight people and early ALCOHOLISM) (Do either apply??) Hope this is helpful; Dr Z
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
55 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many causes.: Hepatitis, cancer, medicines, some hereditary conditions to name a few. However, it definitely needs follow-up. You need to see an internist for a pro ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Warning: It means that liver is telling you that I am suffering. Stop drinking alcohal, stop smoking, reduced fat in your food is needed.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Scarring: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that may result in end stage liver disease. Your doctor can run some blood tests to determine how well your liver i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Weisman
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Fatty liver: Early sign of fatty liver could be seen nafl.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver enzymes: Although liver problems can be present even in the setting of normal liver enzymes, the numbers that you're recording here are encouraging. You should ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Which enzymes are you concerned about. Lack of digestive enzymes, such as in cystic fibrosis, leads to malabsorption.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Usually nothing : I have lots of people in my office with that. They usually come to me with suspected gallbladder disease, and when I operate, the liver looks normal. ... Read More

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