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My Liver Enzymes Are Elevated Should I Be Worried
Degree of elevation: Your doctor know how elevated your liver enzymes are & can advise you of how serious it is. ...Read more
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
Be proactive: Worrying accomplishes little. You'll get a repeat check off alcohol and meds; if they're still up, you'll get screened for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmunity, and perhaps more. All are manageable but can hurt you badly if missed. You may simply have fat in the liver and end up getting a rx for some serious aerobic fitness. ...Read more
Yes: I assume you mean liver enzymes. Any abnormal liver test should be investigated even if that means just rechecking the lab to see a trend. Caused of elevated liver enzymes are many. Hepatitis, gallbladder infection, blocked bile ducts by stones or cancer, infection of the bile ducts, fatty liver, liver tumors, ect. See your doctor. ...Read more
My labs came back should I be worried my lipase are elevated to 59, wondering what could it be. Hoping its not pancreatic cancer?
Why was it tested?: That's the most important question to ask. The context in which the lab was drawn will inform how it is interpreted. Lots of things can raise your lipase (e.g. Alcohol use, gallstones, medications, etc.) while pancreatic cancer is a (remote) possibility, have a positive attitude and follow up with your doctor. They can better help interpret the test. 59 is normal in my hospital, btw. ...Read more
Need more info: What are the actual values? If both are within normal limits it does not matter. All lab results need to interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
All my liver functions are normal
but I have high bilirubin,
after drinking my eyes turned yellow (again),
should i be concerned?
Yes, but only until: Only until we pin down the problem. Case does not make sense at present. We would expect to see elevated liver functions along with elevated bili in alcohol induced damage, but some drugs are capable of doing this. Does not seem like you can have gilbert's syndrome- alcohol is not typically associated with these elevations either. I think you need an expert and probably some more data points. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly elevated AST ALT and alkaline phosphatase in otherwise healthy woman. Concerned. Should i be? What could be the cause?
Not specifically: It is very good that you ate following up on your blood tests. I do not know which blood tests are elevated. An ultrasound can look at both your liver and gallbladder. Sometimes blood tests to check for hepatitis exposure is indicated. Some medications can also affect the liver & your doctor may change them if indicated. Not to worry about, but good to have checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My liver enzymes are elevated, but i tested negative for hepatitis, could I have liver disease or cancer?
Possibly, not likely: Meds, supplements and alcohol can elevate your liver enzymes. Chronic hepatitis c is common, so make sure they tested for it. The first step is to make sure whatever you put in your mouth isn't hurting your liver, and follow your test results over time. About 9% of adults have abnormal lfts. Obesity causing fatty liver is another common cause. I'm not sayin' you're fat, but had to mention it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Infantile hepatitis is fairly common and your pediatrician needs to seek a cause. Hopefully it will be self-limited or treatable. I very much hope you are not giving junior any 'alternative-complementary' medicines from a source that's not trustworthy -- many are not what they claim to be and can be liver poisons. ...Read more
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