Recently blood work showed an elevated liver enzyme. What may cause this?

Some liver disorder. Hepatitis from any cause can elevate your liver enzymes.Common causes include excessive alcohol use(drinking heavy) or a viral hepatitis like hepatitis-b or hepatitis-c. Your doctor can run further tests to find the cause and advise you about treatment as most forms of hepatitis can be preveted or treated.

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Why could cause your blood work to come back with a high liver enzyme?

Many things. Medicines, hepatitis, cancer, certain hereditary diseases to name a few. If you have elevated liver enzymes you definitely need to be evaluated by an internist. Read more...
Liver tests. Drugs, alcohol, viruses and more rare conditions. Ask your doc for a follow up. Read more...

I was diagnosed with liver enzyme elevated/abnormal blood chemistry and blood work to be done in december. I forgot, is it ok to do in january? I'm 18.

Yes. If the cause of the elevation of liver function tests is chronic, it would not be changed in a month. On the other hand, if it was an acute change, it may have resolved by now, or if serious, you would have been sicker by now. Nevertheless, if you had significant abnormalities in your liver tests, then you should definitely have it repeated to see if it is getting better or worse. Read more...

I recently had blood work and all of my labs were perfect with the exception of liver enzymes which were 128 and 132, what could this mean?

Need evaluation. Abnormal liver function tests can be from a number of problems, ranging from hepatitis to medicine toxicity to a variety of infectious (and other) problems that affect the liver as well as other organs. You need to see your physician for a thorough evaluation including a history and physician exam and further blood tests. Call today and set it up. Read more...