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A 32-year-old female asked:

Elevated liver enzyme level alt 54:is this that high to be concerned?what are normal levels? can this be caused if u have a cold or are pregnant?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: The cause may be something as simple as being a bit allergic to your cold medicine. Your physician's next step is for you to repeat the level off alcohol and meds. If it's still up, a search for one of the dangerous-but-treatable causes (wilson's, hepatitis, iron-overload, a few others) may begin.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzyme levels? Alt level was 54. Is this considered high?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Slightly elevated: Alt of 54 is slightly elevated. Normal pregnancy is not associated with elevation of alt. Do you drink or take any medications? It would be good to discuss this with your ob.
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Last updated Jul 11, 2017

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