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My husband has elevated liver enzymes and an enlarged spleen. He was bitten by a tick about 4 yrs ago and was treated for Lyme disease with a zpack.?

My husband has elevated liver enzymes and an enlarged spleen. He was bitten by a tick about 4 yrs ago and was treated for Lyme disease with a zpack.?

Needs evaluation: Not all tick bites cause lyme, but if he got lyme a z-pak is not adequate treatment so he likely has chronic lyme. Ticks can also transmit babesia, bartonella, rickettsia & other serious infections. These might be causing his problems & his problems might be unrelated to the bite. He needs a thorough medical evaluation including a doc knowledgeable about lyme & co-infections. See www. Ilads. Org. ...Read more

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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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Liver enzymes 500 and newly diagnosed with Lyme disease can they be related?

Liver enzymes 500 and newly diagnosed with Lyme disease can they be related?

Yes they can: Elevated liver enzymes can be seen with lyme disease, but more often with some coinfections that are also transmitted by a tick bite. Another possibility is hepatitis, which should be ruled out with lab tests. ...Read more

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37 yr male; Lyme dis, cp, untreated hbp (165/110); very elevated liver enzymes. Lipid panel ++.'trii 850, low t. ;tests ordered. What could cause?

37 yr male; Lyme dis, cp, untreated hbp (165/110); very elevated liver enzymes. Lipid panel ++.'trii 850, low t. ;tests ordered. What could cause?

Multiple causes: I'm not sure what you are asking. Cause what? Lyme is caused by a bacterial infection, hbp is often genetic but has many other possible causes, there are many possible causes of elevated liver enzymes (infections, alcohol, reactions to meds, toxins), high lipids usually genetic, low t also has many causes; you need a thorough evaluation and careful treatment, as this mix of problems is serious. ...Read more

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Been sick 1yr. Diangosis 1wk ago with Lyme. Neuro and joint symptoms. Pos ANA, low WBC, high liver enzymes. How long should I expect treatment to be? Thanks.

Been sick 1yr. Diangosis 1wk ago with Lyme. Neuro and joint symptoms. Pos ANA, low WBC, high liver enzymes. How long should I expect treatment to be? Thanks.

Up to 1 month: It may take up to a month of IV antibiotics, depending on the severity and specifics of your case. Evidence for benefit of additional weeks or months of IV antibiotics is mostly anecdotal, and must be weighed against the risk of line infection, adverse drug effects, and destroying the balance of your microbiome. ...Read more

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Will Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis effect the liver?

Will Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis effect the liver?

YES!: Lyme disease can affect every organ of the body. 66% of patients with early disseminated lyme disease have elevated liver enzymes (see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8675158).
Even more patients infected with ehrlichiosis (80%) have elevated liver enzymes and it can even rarely cause liver failure- see http://cid. Oxfordjournals. Org/content/34/9/1206.Long. ...Read more

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Taking enzymes and will start an abx protocol for Lyme disease. Will the enzymes affect the abx by reducing its effects? How many hours between them?

Caution re: abx!: Antibiotics work great for those recently infected with lyme but, based on extensive experience, often do more harm than good in chronic lyme. Even if you do use them this should only be done after extensive preparation of detoxifying, correcting nutrient deficiencies, balancing hormones, stress reduction,
treating parasites/co-infections etc. See http://bit. Ly/1e7glux
enzymes should not interfere. ...Read more

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What can elevated liver enzymes mean in a newborn besides liver disease?

What can elevated liver enzymes mean in a newborn besides liver disease?

Elevated liverenzyme: For liver enzymes to get elevated you need to have inflamation in the liver, so anything that does that can increase the liver enzymes including infections, congenital abnormalities. You should talk to the newborn's pediatrician for a clearer answer, as he/she will know ur newborn better.. ...Read more

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Is low functioning gallbladder with elevated liver enzymes of AST 77 ALT 142 contributed by a underlying disease? If so what diseases?

Is low functioning gallbladder with elevated liver enzymes of AST 77 ALT 142 contributed by a underlying disease? If so what diseases?

Liver disease: Isolated "low functioning gallbladder" without gallstones would not commonly cause elevation of ast/alt. This could indicated fatty liver condition, hepatitis exposure, medication causing liver inflammation, etc. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist for full liver evaluation. However, if you do have gallstones then that could be a cause of the blood test results. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin 0.24g/l with chronic elevated liver enzymes ALT of 100 AST of 55.Asymptomatic full neg- workup for all liver diseases in a 24 year old?

Low haptoglobin 0.24g/l with chronic elevated liver enzymes ALT of 100 AST of 55.Asymptomatic full neg- workup for all liver diseases in a 24 year old?

Monitor this: You need to continue follow-up with your doctor. Pathology may emerge over time, but many patients have slightly elevated lft's like yours, that never amount to any problem. In many cases, fatty infiltration of the liver is identified by ultrasound, and does not progress to actual liver disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?

Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?

Yes.: This is in fact common. Both liver cysts and liver enzyme abnormalities are very common. Therefore the overlap of those two is also common. It would be unlikely that a cyst alone would be responsible for liver enzyme elevations. ...Read more

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How fast do elevated liver enzymes lower?

How fast do elevated liver enzymes lower?

Depends: It depends how much high the levels are, in thousands or hundreds ; what is the cause- medication or liver disease? How much is the liver damage? What are other co-existing medical conditions? The patient's prognosis! Thanks. Please read jaundice http://doctorrajput. Com thanks. ...Read more

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Can having elevated liver enzymes mean that I'm dying?

Can having elevated liver enzymes mean that I'm dying?

Not necessarily: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to many reasons, the common ones are alcohol, hepatitis with viruses, side effect of drugs, circulatory issues etc. See this site for info and discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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I found out I have intermittent elevated liver enzymes, what would you recommend?

I found out I have intermittent elevated liver enzymes, what would you recommend?

Work it up: If they stay down when you're off all meds, the cause may simply be sensitive to something as simple as iboprofen. I trust you're not abusing alcohol -- that's dangerous and not much fun really. You may get checked for Wilson's, hepatitis B & C, autoimmune hepatitis, and hemochromatosis. This may just be your body's way of asking for more exercise. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes, when should I be concerned?

Be concerned. Very.: These are your warning of possible serious ilness. If you're drinking a lot, it's your warning to stop. You may be taking a medication that's wrong for you. You may have smoldering hepatitis B / C / hemochrmoatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis. These will kill you if missed but are treatable. Or you may simply need to get back into physical fitness. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzymes and I took a 0.5mg of Valium on june 30th and its still in my system...

Benzodiazepines: Benzo's like valium will test positive for six to eight weeks or even longer if one has been on them for some time. But, even one pill can last for a very long time. ...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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Would elevated liver enzymes cause a fever?

Would elevated liver enzymes cause a fever?

No but the cause....: No. But the cause of the elevated enzymes, whether some inflammatory process, including infection, may trigger a febrile response. ...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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Could heavy weight lifting cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Could heavy weight 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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Elevated liver enzymes with right upper quadrant pain. What should I do?

Elevated liver enzymes with right upper quadrant pain. What should I do?

See a doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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What happens if you have elevated liver enzymes will that make excess bile?

What happens if you have elevated liver enzymes will that make excess bile?

No: Elevated liver enzymes are not a good thing. These indicate liver injury. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely for 3-4 months before repeating the test. Please note that all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Having elevated liver enzymes of (790.5) (R74.8) does this mean I have cirrhosis?

More info needed: Abnormal liver enzymes can have several causes, among them alcohol use, medications and hepatitis. A diagnosis of cirrhosis can not be made with only this information. ...Read more

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I was told that my blood work showed elevated liver enzymes should I be worried?

I was told that my blood work showed elevated liver enzymes should I be worried?

LFTs: Yes. You should repeat the labs and if still elevated, need further work up to rule out hepatitis, side effects of medicine, obstruction of biliary system or primary liver disease. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes and bilirubin on and off for 7 months is this normal with fatty liver?

Elevated liver enzymes and bilirubin on and off for 7 months is this normal with fatty liver?

Probably: It's a given that fatty liver is not normal. I trust that additional concerns -- notably wilson's -- have been ruled out, and that you're taking steps, including aerobic fitness, to keep the fatty liver at bay. I'm glad you're keeping this under close watch and hope you'll stay proactive. ...Read more

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Do slightly elevated liver enzymes always mean cancer? I'm only 20 and don't want to be worried.

Do slightly elevated liver enzymes always mean cancer? I'm only 20 and don't want to be worried.

Not likely to be can: Cancer is rarely the cause of elevated liver enzymes...So you do not have to worry that much. Yet they imply liver damage of some degree, the commonest cause is alcohol. So I would advise you to be sure not to drink alcohol till the enzymes return to normal. Also make sure that you do not have hepatitis. This can be done with a blood test for hepatitis b and hepatitis c. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...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