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Can pregnancy alone cause elevated liver enzymes (for wife)? She doesn't drink or do any drugs, takes a prenatal; has grave's but not rx'd meds yet..

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Elevated liver enzymes in pregnancy may indicate a dangerous condition called pre-eclampsia, so please contact her provider and get her in asap!

In brief: Yes!

Elevated liver enzymes in pregnancy may indicate a dangerous condition called pre-eclampsia, so please contact her provider and get her in asap!
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Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

A normal, healthy pregnancy should not raise liver enzymes.
However there are some serious conditions in later pregnancy that can involve elevated liver enzymes (ie hellp syndrome). Make sure your wife sees her OB doc regularly, and asks him/her why her liver enzymes might be elevated.

In brief: No

A normal, healthy pregnancy should not raise liver enzymes.
However there are some serious conditions in later pregnancy that can involve elevated liver enzymes (ie hellp syndrome). Make sure your wife sees her OB doc regularly, and asks him/her why her liver enzymes might be elevated.
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Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a doctor

Liver enzyme elevation can cause by medication, fatty liver, hepatitis or other causes.
Please see her ob/gyn get a further check up.

In brief: See a doctor

Liver enzyme elevation can cause by medication, fatty liver, hepatitis or other causes.
Please see her ob/gyn get a further check up.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes

There are several different causes of abnl lfts during pregnancy.
Make sure your wife is being followed closely.

In brief: Yes

There are several different causes of abnl lfts during pregnancy.
Make sure your wife is being followed closely.
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