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Raised ALT (liver enzymes), what to do??

Raised ALT (liver enzymes), what to do??

Ascertain cause: It depends on why your ALT is high. Common causes are use of alcohol, hepatitis, some medications, heart failure and some metabolic disorders. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely and discuss it with your doctor.

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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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Should I stay on quetiapine regardless of raised liver enzymes?

Should I stay on quetiapine regardless of raised liver enzymes?

Depends: Raised liver enzymes may be attributable to a number of causes and drugs. Staying on this drug must be determined by you and your physician. The amount of "raise" over normal is key to making this determination. A small increase may not be a cause for alarm.

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Upper right quadrant pain bilirubin 2.8. Other liver enzymes raised 2-3 times normal. Any help?

Upper right quadrant pain bilirubin 2.8. Other liver enzymes raised 2-3 times normal. Any help?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You may have gall bladder disease.

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If my liver enzymes raised during first month on Accutane, does that mean they will continue to rise?

If my liver enzymes raised during first month on Accutane, does that mean they will continue to rise?

Probably yes: This is far from certain but there is a good chance they will. Accutane is a powerful drug that can have serious side effects. A variety of natural therapies can be very helpful. I advise a quality multivitamin. Vitamins A, B6, C, natural E and zinc can help, as can dietary changes and herbs. See http://draxe. Com/home-remedies-for-acne/ and http://tinyurl. Com/myswy2s

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Can bilirubin levels and liver enzymes be raised by a bad virus?

Can bilirubin levels and liver enzymes be raised by a bad virus?

Yes: This is fairly common. They might also have been raised by the medications a person takes for the virus. If checking baseline liver function, it is best to wait until the patient has recovered fully from a recent viral illness.

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If I have fatty liver, other than elevated GGT, what other liver enzymes should be raised?

If I have fatty liver, other than elevated GGT, what other liver enzymes should be raised?

ALT, AST: Hi. Elevated GGT is more a sign of biliary tree inflammation (such as gallstones, sludge, cholecystitis, etc) than of fatty liver. Fatty liver typically has elevations in the transaminases, ALT and AST.

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Could drinking alcohol the night before a blood test raised liver enzymes?

Could drinking alcohol the night before a blood test raised liver enzymes?

Yes: It's common. Tell your physician you were partying. If the enzymes are high, they'll be repeated after a time off alcohol.

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I found out metformin raised my liver enzymes while trying to treat pcos. Can I finish the prescription I have left safely?

Uncommon: It is uncommon for metformin to raise your liven enzymes. High enzymes are more common in Insulin resistance no matter what the therapy. Check w/your doctor for other possible causes.

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I have a cyst in my lower rt pelvic area that my doc says is a gland/hair follicle. My WBC count is 11.1 and my liver enzymes ar raised. I'm worried.

I have a cyst in my lower rt pelvic area that my doc says is a gland/hair follicle. My WBC count is 11.1 and my liver enzymes ar raised. I'm worried.

Hard to say: If the "cyst" is really just an skin related issues like an inflammed follicle or inclusion cyst then it's unlikely related to your marginally high white blood cell count and elevated liver function tests. But if that "cyst" in the groin is related to a lymph node then please be sure to review this with your healthcare provider as it is possible they are related.

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Constantly starving lately and get pounding heart if I ignore it. Raised pancreas and liver enzymes. Goitre but normal tsh. Blood sugar been tested and never remarked on. Not gaining weight. Theories?

Constantly starving lately and get pounding heart if I ignore it. Raised pancreas and liver enzymes. Goitre but normal tsh. Blood sugar been tested and never remarked on. Not gaining weight. Theories?

Talk to your doctor: Giving lab data to doctors who have not seen you is useless without having access to your medical records, a full history and the ability to examine you. You need to discuss this with the doctor who ordered these tests. Good luck.

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My ferritin level is 250. I also have raised liver enzymes of 350 (normal 1 -50) and unexplained diabetes. Any ideas of what could be going on?

My ferritin level is 250. I also have raised liver enzymes of 350 (normal 1 -50) and unexplained diabetes. Any ideas of what could be going on?

Ferritin: High ferritin levels can be seen in people with an inherited disease called hemochromatosis (hc) - your doctor probably ordered it to check for this. Hc is caused by a mutation and leads to iron being deposited in tissues and can result in diabetes and abnormal liver enzymes. Ask your doctor about this.

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Had surgery 8days ago to remove ovarian cyst they found blood around ovarie. Had 2 blood tests 7days apart both showing raised Liver enzymes why?

Unknown: Many causes of elevated liver enzymes. Could be related to the anesthetic agents used in surgery. Alcohol can do it as well as other drugs. Many people today have fatty liver due to a high carbohydrate diet. It does need to be evaluated, but I would reassure you that it doesn't relate to the surgery itself or the ovary in any direct way. Good luck

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Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation in the gall bladder. Significant elevations are seen in acute cholecystitis and elevation of the bilirubin can be due due common duct stones with obstruction.

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration liver enzymes will raise and lower and raise again is this normal or does it mean it's getting worse? Is this nafld

Abnormal Liver test: If you are truly having nafld, liver associated enzymes can be fluctuated. However, make sure you have thorough liver work up to assure you do not have other liver diseases, specifically viral hepatitis.

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Diphenhydramine (Definition)

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