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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 57 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.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can having elevated liver enzymes mean that i'm dying?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to many reasons, the common ones are alcohol, hepatitis with viruses, side effect of drugs, circulatory issues etc. See this site for info and discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508.
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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 36 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.
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Tampa, FL
A 33-year-old male asked:

What does elevated but stable liver enzymes mean?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Slow going.: Probably means that the liver disease you have is very stable or at least progressing slowly. This could be seen with many different types of liver disease - hemochromatosis. fatty liver, chronic hepatitis, alpha 1 antitrypsin, chronic alcohol or med use, etc. Really could be just about anything
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 27 years experience
Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialist".
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Duluth, GA
A 20-year-old female asked:

What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundice. Sometimes the liver tests are elevated from fatty liver or medications or a viral illness & not related to gallstones. Your doctor needs to review the results with you.
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