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My fiancé was just told he has low testosterone and elevated liver enzymes and has been very itchy. He is not a drinker. What could this mean?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Various causes

There are several causes of high liver enzymes - viral hepatitis, meds, fatty liver, hemochromatosis.
Any chronic illness can cause low testosterone. Hemochromatosis can cause both.

In brief: Various causes

There are several causes of high liver enzymes - viral hepatitis, meds, fatty liver, hemochromatosis.
Any chronic illness can cause low testosterone. Hemochromatosis can cause both.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Hepatitis

Elevated liver enzymes suggest hepatitis which is a fancy way of saying inflamed liver. Lots of reasons for hepatitis including alcohol, acetaminophen, other medications, environmental exposures & infections (in past, mainly from blood transfusions, but these days more likely from sexual encounters & dirty needles (tattoos & drugs)).
Genetics (hemochromatosis) can do this, too. Go see your doc!

In brief: Hepatitis

Elevated liver enzymes suggest hepatitis which is a fancy way of saying inflamed liver. Lots of reasons for hepatitis including alcohol, acetaminophen, other medications, environmental exposures & infections (in past, mainly from blood transfusions, but these days more likely from sexual encounters & dirty needles (tattoos & drugs)).
Genetics (hemochromatosis) can do this, too. Go see your doc!
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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