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A 21-year-old female asked:

I got a blood test today and for the first time in my life sgpt and sgot (liver enzymes) are very high. what could be the cause? pregnancy? smoking?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
This is serious: You will need a workup. If you are drinking or taking medications, they may be repeated. If still high, you'll be checked for Wilson's, hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis, and perhaps a few others. This may be due to your pregnancy and/or your body asking for more exercise. Best wishes.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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Thanks for the followup and your kind words. Be strong and smart, and we'll find the cause and treat it.
Feb 22, 2016
Last updated Jun 11, 2018


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