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A 59-year-old female asked:

blood tests show abnormal liver function, normal ultrasounds, feeling fine, non drinker, abnormal for over 20 years.

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Really normal US?: Abnormal liver functions have may causes. If overweight, can be due to fat inside the liver, which can be seen on ultrasound. Liver infection (hepatitis) or inflammation are other causes. Consider additional blood work to look for signs of prior hepatitis. Many drugs can also cause increase in liver enzymes. Review your meds with your primary care provider.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Elevated LFT's: 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 (statins, Acetaminophen, etc.), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations.
Dr. Daniel Motola
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
Consider a consult : as this is not a simple problem. Abnormal liver function tests need careful evaluation. There are many causes.

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