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A 27-year-old member asked:

how do i determine what causes elevated enzymes in my liver?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Can be difficult: You need to see your pcp or a gastroenterologist. A complete history, review of systems and examination including a review of all you medications and anything you ingest or otc meds and things along with any alcohol or drugs you use and a general history of transfusions, sexual practices and much more. Lab studies along with scans (ultrasound or ct or MRI or other ) may be needed. Get checked.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Test for high LFT's: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts. Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, as well as problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. Start with blood tests to identify possiblities.

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