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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Nodules And Elevated Liver Enzymes

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Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can having your thyroid removed cause elevated liver enzymes?

No -not directly: Interesting question, and one I hadn't considered.

Elias, rm et al, from mayo clinic (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23251814) published on the syndrome of liver problems (which would cause elevated liver enzymes) in patients with "thyrotoxicosis" which means too much thyroid hormones circulating. Most patients had their thyroid either destroyed with i131 or removed with surgery.... ...Read more

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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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Could anti-thyroid medication cause elevated liver enzymes? I am a 68 year old female.

Yes: Yes, particularly a medication abbreviated ptu (propylthiouracil). The other available medication, methimazole, can do so as well, but not as commonly. Contact your physician asap. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes. Decrease in TSH from. 94 to. 86 within 3 months. Vit D 51 nmol/L >74. Under active Thyroid? Have current blood results

Elevated liver enzymes. Decrease in TSH from. 94 to. 86 within 3 months. Vit D 51 nmol/L >74. Under active Thyroid? Have current blood results

It's not ever wise: To treat numbers and lab tests in isolation of the patient. I would strongly suggest you discuss this face to face with the doctor requesting this lab work. You have not provided any significant clinical information. ...Read more

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I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

I seem to have an overactive thyroid and elevated liver enzymes, symptoms of graves and Crohn's issues- what can I do now?

Get evaluated: You cannot diagnose graves' disease by symptoms alone. You need to see your doctors to have the graves' and Crohn's disase confirm by labs/imaging and possibly tissue biopsy. ...Read more

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Fatigue, dizziness, joint pressure/popping, neck and back pain, nausea, chest pains, blood work shows elevated liver enzymes & muscle damage.?

Fatigue, dizziness, joint pressure/popping, neck and back pain, nausea, chest pains, blood work shows elevated liver enzymes & muscle damage.?

Get medical help: It sounds like you have many symptoms and abnormal blood tests that suggest something acute is going on. The doctor who ordered those tests should follow up immediately and direct the next step to investigate what is wrong, and that might even be a hospital admission. You should seek medical attention from your doctor or an urgent care facility to figure out what is going on and start treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

What can cause elevated liver enzymes?

Liver insult: Anything that can insult the liver and injure the liver cells, can cause elevated liver functions - viral illness such as Hepatitis A, B, C, mononucleosis, CMV - gall bladder disease - Sny non specific Vial illness - GB t ...Read more

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How do you treat elevated liver enzymes?

How do you treat elevated liver enzymes?

Treat the cause: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and antitrypsin deficiency. If none of these are a factor, a lifestyle change to a focus on aerobic fitness may well bring them down & bring other benefits as well. ...Read more

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How to lower elevated liver enzymes fast?

Need to know reason: For the elevated enzymes. Common causes of elevated liver enzymes are alcohol intake, hepatitis virus infection, reaction to medications. The action to be taken depends on the reason for the enzyme elevation. This is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment, please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please define elevated liver enzymes?

Can you please define elevated liver enzymes?

Inflammation: Elevated liver enzymes usually refer to increase in ast and alt (lab value > 30 in men and >18 in female are "elevated"). This inflammation can be from different causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or viral hepatitis, alcohol, autoiummune, metabolic, drugs, etc. Discuss with your pcp or a liver specialist what the next steps are. ...Read more

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Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

Why some drugs causes elevated liver enzymes?

Liver clears out: The liver does things such as clean your blood by removing toxins like medicines and alcohol. It contains thousands of enzymes which are special types of protein cells that help necessary chemical reactions to take place. Some medicines may be too much for the liver to handle and the result is that the enzymes are elevated and this is a sign that the liver needs help. ...Read more

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How do I determine if I have elevated liver enzymes?

How do I determine if I have elevated liver enzymes?

Simple blood work: Simple blood work- i.e. Liver function test- can tell you if your liver enzymes are elevated or not. Talk to your doctor in detail. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes, what is too high, how can I tell?

If you must ask...: ... They're too high. Liver enzyme elevations are not dangerous in themselves but are markers for serious disease that needs treatment. Hepatitis b ; c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver are all capable of killing a person, but manageable if detected. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with having elevated liver enzymes?

Warn of disease: These are always worrisome. If they're still up after no alcohol, meds or marathons for two weeks, you'll be tested for the viral hepatitis group, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, and antitrypsin deficiency. If none of these are a factor, a lifestyle change to a focus on aerobic fitness may well bring them down & bring other benefits as well. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated liver enzymes in an otherwise healthy person?

Medicines: If you are definitely healthy and have been told this by a physician, medicines you are taking could be the answer. Another possibility is starvation, which seems unlikely. You need to make sure that physician agrees with you that you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated liver enzymes, what is too high?

Don't Rx a lab: Elevated liver enzymes are a warning of life-threatening disease that must be ruled out. If you're drinking a lot, it may be your warning to stop. You may be taking a medication that's wrong for you. You may have smoldering hepatitis B / C / hemochromatosis / Wilson's / autoimmune hepatitis and Rx will save your life. You may just need to exercise more. ...Read more

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How common is elevated liver enzymes while taking isotrentinoin?

Pretty rare to see: Significant elevation of liver enzymes is reported to be quite rare, although elevated lipids is quite common, esp. Triglycerides and LDL. Mild elevation of LDH is reported as is elevated alk phosphatase, but not clinically significant enough to stop treatment. It is advised, however, to monitor regularly during treatment. ...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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Elevated Liver enzymes. ALT 126, AST 281. Seeing a gastrolologist Looking at charts. Is this extremely high levels?

Liver Disease: One can go into liver failure if their enzymes are more than five times normal. Your labs are four to eight times normal. This is very dangerous and must be addressed urgently to determine the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Do I need a CT scan on my liver for elevated liver enzymes?

Do I need a CT scan on my liver for elevated liver enzymes?

Looking for a cause: The ct scan may be able to define a cause of the elevated enzymes like evidence of bile obstruction, fatty change, tumors, etc. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzymes over 1000 Help please why did doctor order a HIV test?

Elevated liver enzymes over 1000 Help please why did doctor order a HIV test?

Hepatitis/HIV: You have a liver inflammation or infection (hepatitis) which can be associated with immunocompromised patients such as HIV or immune disorders. This is a routine screening procedure. ...Read more

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My Tsh level is 10 and I am a patient of elevated liver enzymes what should I do?

My Tsh level is 10 and I am a patient of elevated liver enzymes what should I do?

See doctor: You are deficient in thyroid hormones and need supplementation. Please see your doctor to start the treatment and address liver issues. ...Read more

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How safe is Lipitor (atorvastatin) for heart patients with slightly elevated liver enzymes?

How safe is Lipitor (atorvastatin) for heart patients with slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Usually Very Safe: Your slightly elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated by your physician. If no significant problem is found it is safe to take lipitor (atorvastatin). Monitoring liver enzymes is frequently done on a periodic basis. Small elevations of liver enzymes over baseline on Lipitor (atorvastatin) is not an indication of liver damage and can be safely followed. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of elevated liver enzymes other than drugs or alcohol. Hep c+ no viral load in over 10 years?

Many things: In general, if hep c viral loads have been negative for 2 years it is considered a cure (or sustained viral response or svr). However, re-infection with another strain of hep c is possible, as well as acquiring some other form of viral hepatitis (a, b, e, g and others). Weight gain can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are you drinking alcohol to excess? Your doctor can test for these. ...Read more

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My travel clinic prescribed Acetazolamide for altitude sickness for an upcoming trip to Machu Pichu. I have elevated liver enzymes. Thoughts?

My travel clinic prescribed Acetazolamide for altitude sickness for an upcoming trip to Machu Pichu. I have elevated liver enzymes. Thoughts?

Renal excretion: Acetazolamide, commonly prescribed for prevention or amelioration of mountain sickness, is not metabolized and is completely eliminated by the kidneys so elevated liver enzymes should not pose a contraindication. However, the reason for the elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated for in those with liver failure, azetazolamide can increase hyperammonemia. ...Read more

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I have elevated liver enzymes from alcohol abuse non I just drink non alcoholic and smoke a bit of pot after 2 mnths 1 lowered other went up why?

I have elevated liver enzymes from alcohol abuse non I just drink non alcoholic and smoke a bit of pot after 2 mnths 1 lowered other went up why?

Numbers & Types: Liver enzymes are typically found within the cell and spill out when the liver is damaged. The actual number is typically not as important unless the increase was significant. The type of enzyme usually is. (AST/ALT) Alcohol will raise liver enzymes in the short term, but eventually return to normal if you stop consuming. Which one is still elevated? ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...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