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A 40-year-old member asked:

Abnormal liver function tests, should i be concerned?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Depends: depends on the levels of the enzymes and the reason why these are elevated
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Abn Liver Fx tests: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations.
Dr. Daniel Motola
Gastroenterology 14 years experience
Needs evaluation: by a gastroenterologist. This could be benign or not. I'm happy to offer you a consultation to discuss this further

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have "abnormal liver function"?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
LFT: Basically the indices that are used to evaluate the liver - (lft) are abnormal.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What should I do about an abnormal liver function?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
More tests...: Finding a abnormal lft is potentially a sign of liver disease. There are a spectrum of liver disorders that can present this way and your best bet is to see a gastroenterologist for appropriate testing. Good luck!
Last updated Apr 15, 2017
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