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How will i know what does an irregular liver function test really mean?

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Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Liver function tests: They usually called abnormal liver function tests.If the laboratory testing shows incresed level of liver tests .It may suggest some unc=derlying liver problem.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Get a work up by Doc: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations.
Last updated Apr 10, 2018
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