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Doctor insights on: Elevated Liver Enzymes Hepatitis C

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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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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What causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

What causes "elevated liver enzymes"?

Too Many: There are simply a multitude of causes that can cause "elevated liver enzymes". Seek professional advice from a gastroenterologist or "liver specialist". ...Read more

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Bilirubin high liver ast, GGT normal?

Bilirubin high liver ast, GGT normal?

Not all AST is liver: This could be due to rhabdomyolysis. Intense muscle breakdown can cause elevated ast. Hemolysis can cause elevated bilirubing and the GGT would remain normal in these circumstances. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C cause liver failure?

Absolutely: Hepatitis c is the number one reason people need a liver transplant in the us. It is estimated that about a third of people with hepatitis c will eventually develop severe liver damage. But it can take 20 to 40 years for cirrhosis to develop. The most important things to do are to stop drinking alcohol and discuss your need for treatment, taking into account all the new drugs in development. ...Read more

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What are elevated liver enzymes?

What are elevated liver enzymes?

Depends: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of causes. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to answer. However, depending on the degree of elevation and the type of "liver enzymes" that are elevated, it can be due to fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or inflammation from other causes. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??

Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??

2 thoughts:: A common cause of asymptomatic elevations in liver enzymes is fatty liver(Non alcoholic fatty liver disease: NAFLD). This is very common in obesity and is considered to be part of the metabolic syndrome. Ultrasound will be "normal" (i.e. falsely negative) in 17% of patients with NAFLD. A less common cause=choledocholithiasis(stones in common bile duct). Often missed on ultrasound. Can be asymptom ...Read more

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Could Hep C cause elevated granulocytes?

Could Hep C cause elevated granulocytes?

Not by itself: Mild elevations in granulocytes are common. A cold water swim can raise to double-normal easily. Look for some other cause, or if it's mild and the granulocytes are well formed, don't worry. ...Read more

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Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

More info: The liver is commonly enlarged with different types of hepatitis. You need to provide more information to better understand your condition. ...Read more

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Will a hepatitis b vaccine elevated liver function studies?

No: This should not happen as the vaccine has reactivity with your immune system, not your liver. ...Read more

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Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Hepatitis Panels: Liver function tests are not really used to diagnose viral hepatitis, but elevated ast, alt, ggt, alkaline phos, bili can indicate "something" is wrong and needs evaluation::. Hepatitis panels for anti-bodies, core anti-bodies, and antigens for each of the different types of hepatitis (a, b, c, etc.) are used to indicate whether viral hepatitis is present and the severity/length of the infection. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease cause elevated liver enzymes?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism can lead to elevated liver enzymes which will resolve and become normal then hyperthyroidism ( overactive thyroid) is treated. ...Read more

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Slightly overweight, Insulin resistance , enlarged liver 17cm, is this fatty liver disease? Or hep C

Slightly overweight, Insulin resistance , enlarged liver 17cm, is this fatty liver disease? Or hep C

2 different diseases: Fatty liver is predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer. Hep C is an infection. ...Read more

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High liver enzymes and hepatitis! what are effects?

High liver enzymes and hepatitis! what are effects?

Depends. check w/MD: Hepatitis means liver inflammation-lots of causes, including several viruses, parasites, drugs, toxins, alcohol, immunologic, pregnancy associated changes, etc.May have symptoms, e.g. Nausea, poor appetite, weight loss, abnormal physical, e.g. Jaundice, abdominal fluid, altered mental status, etc. Some are self limited; others can lead to chronic disease, cirrhosis, liver failure. Check with md. ...Read more

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Recently cured from Hep C. Had mildly elevated liver enzymes and no liver damage. Have to take Acutane (exhausted treatments) for Severe Acne. Can I?

Recently cured from Hep C. Had mildly elevated liver enzymes and no liver damage. Have to take Acutane (exhausted treatments) for Severe Acne. Can I?

I say yes: Your prescribing detmatologist will need to make the determination that the need for preventing the grave consequences of your acne (barrier to employment, mutilation) outweighs the theoretical, minimal danger of actual liver injury. As a pathologist, I saw the call is easy if your liver is now otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more