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A 31-year-old female asked:

Could drinking alcohol 2 days before a full blood count cause liver enzymes to rise? i have a level of 37 my doctor said thats just slightly over the normal range?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes, alcohol intake could explain the abnormality. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. It will destroy your brain cells, facilitate development of cancer in many organs, including breast, cause hepatitis, cirrhosis and pancreatitis etc. There is no safe level of alcohol intake. Quit while you are ahead.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
You do not reveal name of liver study, but typically testing includes severe different parameters, and if solely one is mildly elevated, this would not point toward a serious issue. Depending on amount of alcohol ingested, your liver functions could be affected.
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Last updated Nov 15, 2021


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