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What does it mean when liver enzymes are slightly elevated in a 5 yr old who had a virus 3 weeks ago? Is that normal for that to happen?

Viral infections

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Viruses like EBV and CMV are notorious for minimal elevations in liver enzymes. Different story if physician concerned for hepatitis with large increases in liver enzymes.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

What does it mean if your liver enzymes are elevated high?

Find the cause

Hemochromatosis
Repeating them when the person is off alcohol and unnecessary medications is often the best plan. If they're still up, you'll get a workup for hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's and maybe a few others. If you're clear of these, think about getting back into serious aerobic fitness. Best wishes.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What does serum enzyme levels alkaline phosphate elevated 790.5 I had a blood test for my liver and my doctor told me this I had ultra sound done on my liver and it showed hypercalcemia 275.42 what does it mean?

Inconsistent info

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The data you provided are not in the usual fomat and it is not feasible to provide an interpretation. Especially the calcium levels are likely not reported correctly. All tests need to be interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss the results with the docor who ordered the tests as s/he has other information as well.
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Dr. Peter Wiernik answered:

Elevated liver enzymes. What can cause this and what does it mean?

Many causes.

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Hepatitis, cancer, medicines, some hereditary conditions to name a few. However, it definitely needs follow-up. You need to see an internist for a proper evaluation.
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What does it mean if my 3 week old son has elevated bilirubin in his liver?

Follow up needed

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As neonatal jaundice is common upto 7 days ,in most cases and in few upto10 days, continued high levels raise some concern about ruling out some congenital problems of liver and the bile ducts and also some diseases called inborn errors of metabolism related carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Hence need to see his pediatrician who may refer him to ped. hepatologists. Serial estimat. of bili needed
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What exactly does it mean when the doctor says your liver enzymes elevated?

Possible damage

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Liver enzymes are found in the blood. When they go up, it generally means that there is some sort of stress or damage to the liver. It may be trivial or serious. There is a very wide range of enzyme levels between "normal" and "worrisome". The important thing is to follow the enzyme levels to see if they go higher or go back down. Talk to your doctor since there are many possible causes.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

What exactly does it mean when my liver enzymes are elevated and how could it affect my health?

Indication of liver

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Liver diseases like Hepatitis cause liver enzymes to go up. So you and your doctor need to find out the cause of this hepatitis. it can be a vius infection(hep-B or hep-C) or alcohol related liver injury.
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Dr. You Sung Sang answered:

What does elevated liver levels mean I do drink alcahol a lot is it from that im 40 year old male with coronory heart disease ...help?

Most likely yes

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Excessive alcohol intake can definitely make your liver enzyme tests abnormal. This can be very dangerous in the long run. Try to abstain for a while to let your liver "recover" from the damage.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

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

Not necessarily

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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
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Dr. Shahid Rafique answered:

What exactly does it mean if your liver enzymes are elevated?

Liver damage

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It means your liver cells are being damaged. That can be duse to viruses, precription meds, alcohol and some other causes.
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