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A 31-year-old female asked:

My liver enzymes are elevated, but i tested negative for hepatitis, could i have liver disease or cancer?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 20 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many causes for elevated liver enzymes.If you are on chronic medications, this may be a cause (ie statins). The elevation of the tests are also important (how much above normal). Discuss this with your physician.
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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Possibly, not likely: Meds, supplements and alcohol can elevate your liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis c is common, so make sure they tested for it. The first step is to make sure whatever you put in your mouth isn't hurting your liver, and follow your test results over time. About 9% of adults have abnormal lfts. Obesity causing fatty liver is another common cause. I'm not sayin' you're fat, but had to mention it!
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Last updated Mar 16, 2017


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