A 39-year-old member asked:
what do you recommend if i have elevated liver function test- i received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, ast and ggt. is this high?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 17 years experience
See your doctor.: Yes this is high. Many reasons affect liver function tests. It typically means there is inflammation of the liver which can be caused by infections, alcohol, GI conditions (like gallbladder stones), acetaminophen, etc... See your doctor for further treatment.
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes it is high: follow up with your doctor, Avoid alcohol and Tylenol (acetaminophen).
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Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes, high, see Dr...: 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. See Dr. to get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations
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A 42-year-old member asked:
I have elevated liver function test- i received a reading of 112, 102 and 117 for alt, AST and ggt. Is this high?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious business: Yes. You need a proper workup. You may be taken off alcohol and all the meds you don't really need. If you're still high, you'll be checked for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and maybe a few others. If all are okay, the problem may just be lack of exercise. But this is no joke. Find the cause and act appropriately.
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Last updated May 19, 2018
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