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Can pregnancy cause high liver levels?

Can pregnancy cause high liver levels?

Not normally.: Normal pregnancies should not affect your liver enzyme levels (transaminases). Problem pregnancies can cause hellp syndrome (a life-threatening form of preeclampsia), intrahepatic cholestasis gravidarum (potentially lethal to the fetus) and acute fatty liver (when the male fetus carries a long-chain fatty acid enzyme deficiency) that can also be severe to life-threatening. Hepatitis and gallstones. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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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Regarding my 5yr old with high liver levels, her glands on neck are swollen and so is her the glands on her groin , wcc was 22 but is down back to 11?

Regarding my 5yr old with high liver levels, her glands on neck are swollen and so is her the glands on her groin , wcc was 22 but is down back to 11?

Helps a little: I answered your previous question about your daughter. Knowing glands are enlarged helps a little, makes me think more towards an acute infection mononucleosis, but still not enough information about her history and exam to really say much. Is there a reason her doctors aren't saying anything to you about what they think? They are really best situated to give you a full assessment of her condition ...Read more

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What is a dangerously high liver function level?

What is a dangerously high liver function level?

Need more info.: Doctors treat patients, not tests. A single lab value requires additional information in order to properly interpret it. All labs come with a range of "normal" values. This is the range of values expected for healthy individuals. Unhealthy people can have normal values and vise versa. Best to consult with the physicial who ordered the test to answer your question. ...Read more

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Dr says my glucose levels high and liver levels are slightly high what does this all mean and what will be done next?

Dr says my glucose levels high and liver levels  are slightly high what does this all mean and what will be done next?

Glucose : It could mean you have pre-diabetes or diabetes. There are many reasons why liver enzymes will be high but in someone with glucose elevation, fatty liver is also a possibility. I would work closely with your doctor to get the risk factors under control. Discuss all this with the doctor who ordered the tests for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause low triglycerides yet high ALT liver level?

What would cause low triglycerides yet high ALT liver level?

Abetalipoprotinemia: A rare genetic condition causing low ldl, and triglyceride levels, due to a deficiency in an enzyme called "mtp" . Usually presents early in life with bad fatty diarrhea (steatorrhea) and fat accumulation in the liver . Fat in the liver ( fatty liver) can raise the liver function tests. Danger here is malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins a, d, e and k. Vit e def. Can cause neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having very high liver enzymes levels?

What are the risks of having very high liver enzymes levels?

Depends on the: Reason for the elevation of enzymes. The common causes are alcohol intake, viral hepatitis, medication side effects and auto-immune disorders. The common risk is cirrhosis and liver failure. Visit this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high liver function levels and high blood pressure, what could be wrong?

What to do if I have high liver function levels and high blood pressure, what could be wrong?

Liver function : First of all do you drink lot of alcohol ? There should be a reason for abnormal liver function, if you have hepatits c ? The high blood preure may not be related to that. There may be different causes of high blood pressure, like smoking obesity or high stress or it could be essential hypertension.You have to be evaluated by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Husband has high liver ammonia levels, they stay normal when hes on lactulose but he hasn't taken it for a while. does he have hepatic encephalopathy?

Husband has high liver ammonia levels, they stay normal when hes on lactulose but he hasn't taken it for a while. does he have hepatic encephalopathy?

Need more info: Hepatic encephalopathy is diagnosed only by mental status. If he is confused, disoriented, or abnormally sleepy, probably he has it. By themselves, ammonia or other lab tests can help confirm encephalopathy but they don't make the diagnosis. Sounds like you should check with his doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more