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Can hepatitis b vaccine given in 1986 cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can hepatitis b vaccine given in 1986 cause elevated liver enzymes?

Should not be...: A hepatitis b vaccination given 27 years ago should not be the cause of elevated liver enzymes currently. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?

Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?

2 answers:: 1. Hexa contains only a single protein component of Hep B and cannot cause Hepatitis by itself;

2. AST/ALT elevation can be a sign of a significant problem in an infant, and needs a thorough workup. With problems such as biliary atresia or galactosemia, this needs to be done sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes. ALT- 72 AST- 59. ALL other labs are normal. Liver/gallbladder ultrasound is normal. Negative for hepatitis. What can cause it?

Elevated liver enzymes. ALT- 72 AST- 59. ALL other labs are normal. Liver/gallbladder ultrasound is normal. Negative for hepatitis. What can cause it?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it may be due to alcohol intake, medications you may be taking and/or from being overweight. If you drink, stop entirely and discuss any medications you take with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am working in cambodia. I have elevated liver enzymes (alt 149) & GGT is 280. Is it safe to get hep a & b vaccines? Liver sonogram normal -

I am working in cambodia.  I have elevated liver enzymes (alt 149) & GGT is 280.  Is it safe to get hep a & b vaccines?  Liver sonogram normal -

Get serology first,,: Before you even think of getting vaccinated it'd be good to get a serologic result to see if you've already been exposed and made antibodies to hep a, b or the other hepatitis viruses. You might have contracted one of them without knowing it. Next, liver tests/other tests would be needed to find out why your enzymes are elevated. You might have gone to an area endemic for malaria, etc. ...Read more

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What do elevated liver enzymes and low sodium levels indicate? I have had scan, ultrasound of liver, and hepatitis panel. All of these were negative.

What do elevated liver enzymes and low sodium levels indicate? I have had scan, ultrasound of liver, and hepatitis panel.  All of these were negative.

Not easy to answer: Elevated liver numbers can result from many things. Infection, obstruction, medications, drug use, fatty liver, carcinoma, alcohol consumption, gallbladder and pancreas problems. Its great that the us was negative. But I'd suggest a ct for further clarification. Low sodium can be from a number of reasons from drinking way too much water to losing sodium inappropriately from the kidney. ...Read more

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Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can anorexia cause elevated liver enzymes?

Absolutely: This is one more reason for experienced medical help. ...Read more

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Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

Does flu cause elevated liver enzymes?

May: Flu is a non-specific term and "flu-like" symptoms can occur due to many viral infections, e.g. Cmv, ebv and these viruses can induce liver cell injury and elevate liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Can high blood protein levels or Sjogren's syndrome cause elevated liver enzymes test results?

Sjogren possible: But not likely with high serum protein. There is a condition called primary biliary cirrhosis that is associated with Sjogren and certain drugs used for Sjogren can potentially affect liver as well. The Best thing to do is to see/talk to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What else can cause elevated liver enzymes beside hep. Chronic alcohol use, chirrosis. No meds taken.?

What else can cause elevated liver enzymes beside hep. Chronic alcohol use, chirrosis. No meds taken.?

Lots of things: Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver which is often what elevated liver enzymes represent — but many things can cause that inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

Liver insult : Anything that can insult the liver and injure the liver cells, can cause elevated liver functions — viral illness such as Hepatitis A, B, C, mononucleosis, CMV — gall bladder disease — Sny non-specific Vial illness — GB t ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should I worry?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes and when should I worry?

Alcohol, meds, infxn: And early onset diabetes can all cause liver enzyme elevation as well as metastatic cancer. You need to worry when in the hundreds/thousands. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated liver enzymes in an otherwise healthy person?

Medicines: If you are definitely healthy and have been told this by a physician, medicines you are taking could be the answer. Another possibility is starvation, which seems unlikely. You need to make sure that physician agrees with you that you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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Can bone problems cause elevated liver enzymes?

Shared enzyme: Alkaline phosphatase is elevated in both bone and liver disorders, though it is possible to ascertain the source of the enzyme. After that it depends on the type of bone disease. ...Read more

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Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

No -not directly: Interesting question, and one I hadn't considered.

Elias, rm et al., from mayo clinic (http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23251814) published on the syndrome of liver problems (which would cause elevated liver enzymes) in patients with "thyrotoxicosis" which means too much thyroid hormones circulating. Most patients had their thyroid either destroyed with i131 or removed with surgery.... ...Read more

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Can obesity cause elevated liver enzymes on a blood test?

Can obesity cause elevated liver enzymes on a blood test?

Not by itself: Many obese people do get non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is quite serious. This raises liver enzymes. However, you also need to rule out hepatitis C and Wilson's, and allergy to any meds you may be taking. I trust you do not drink. Your liver may simply be asking you for more exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could anti-thyroid medication cause elevated liver enzymes? I am a 68-year-old female.

Yes: Yes, particularly a medication abbreviated ptu (propylthiouracil). The other available medication, methimazole, can do so as well, but not as commonly. Contact your physician asap. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

What could cause elevated liver enzymes?

Many: Unfortunately the possibilities are numerous.
Genetic disorders, infectious disease, medications, alcohol. Many more possibilities. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver? Thanks

Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver?  Thanks

YES- it is TOXIC: Aspartame is a toxic chemical that I believe should never have been approved. It can cause liver inflammation & elevated enzymes- see http://bit.ly/1iLpYSa
& http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/03/just-how-bad-is-aspartame.aspx
Aspartame is linked to weight gain, increased risk of diabetes & heart disease etc. Anyone who wants to enjoy good health should NEVER consume it! ...Read more

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Could heavyweight lifting cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Could heavyweight lifting cause elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: Stop any excercise at least 3 hours prior your blood test for liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Can fasting lead to elevated liver enzymes? Can a crash diet (reducing calories suddenly and drastically) cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can fasting lead to elevated liver enzymes? Can a crash diet (reducing calories suddenly and drastically) cause elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: I appreciate your strength in crash dieting, but plans for permanent lifestyle change are even more helpful. The fatty liver seen in nutritional deficiency is well-known and this may be why your liver enzymes spiked. Or they may have been high all along from obesity or from some other cause worth finding. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more