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A 38-year-old male asked:

Alt is 115 and i'm itching. had us ct and mri along with barrage of other blood tests. other bloods normal. scan show fatty liver. itching a symptom?

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Dr. Gavin Mckinnon
9 years experience
Doubtful: Your AST and ALT can be elevated without causing any symptoms. However, an elevated bilirubin can be associated with itching. Usually, this is associated with jaundice (yellowing of the skin).
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Not yet: In liver disease, itching doesn't happen until you start getting conjugated hyperbilirubinemia. I'd look for some other cause -- it may be something as simple as sensitivity to your laundry detergent. Fatty liver in the absence of hepatitis C, Wilson's, and alcohol abuse is largely genetic; getting into intensive fitness may help a lot. Best wishes.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2017

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