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A 27-year-old member asked:

What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should i worry?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Alcohol, meds, infxn: And early onset diabetes can all cause liver enzyme elevation as well as metastatic cancer. You need to worry when in the hundreds/thousands.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
3x normal: If your level is three times the upper limit of normal, it is time to worry. The enzymes go up due to many causes, e..g., viral infection, drugs, toxins, heart failure, tumors, gall stones etc.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Elevated liver enzymes. What can cause this and what does it mean?

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Dr. Peter Wiernik
Hematology and Oncology 56 years experience
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 proper evaluation.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Would elevated liver enzymes cause a fever?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No but the cause....: No.But the cause of the elevated enzymes, whether some inflammatory process, including infection, may trigger a febrile response.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: It is quite common.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine 22 years experience
Liver metabolism: The body recognizes substances as foreign and tries to get rid of them as fast as possible. Some chemicals need to be broken down into metabolites prior to excretion via the kidneys (urine) or feces or breath or via sweating. The liver breaks down these chemicals into metabolites and the liver is the one that decides which drug get metabolized and which do not. Everything in blood pass liver.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injury and elevate liver enzymes.

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