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Had silicone breast implants 5 months ago, and now my liver enzymes are elevated does this have anything to do with the surgery?

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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Liver Enzymes

The liver is the chemical processing plant of your body.
Whenever you consume alcohol or certain substances the liver enzymes can become elevated. Other causes may be infections, gallstones, or other issues. See your primary care doctor to begin you investigation. Implants are unlikely to be the cause.

In brief: Liver Enzymes

The liver is the chemical processing plant of your body.
Whenever you consume alcohol or certain substances the liver enzymes can become elevated. Other causes may be infections, gallstones, or other issues. See your primary care doctor to begin you investigation. Implants are unlikely to be the cause.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. James Chappell
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Doubt implants

Doubt implants.
Medications, infections, gallstones, significant alcohol intake, cancer and many other things can cause this. Check with you primary care doctor.

In brief: Doubt implants

Doubt implants.
Medications, infections, gallstones, significant alcohol intake, cancer and many other things can cause this. Check with you primary care doctor.
Dr. James Chappell
Dr. James Chappell
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably Unrelated.

Best to be seen by her primary care or internist for physical examination and a workup of the abnormal lab findings; best not to assume that these findings are related to previous breast surgery.
Best wishes.

In brief: Probably Unrelated.

Best to be seen by her primary care or internist for physical examination and a workup of the abnormal lab findings; best not to assume that these findings are related to previous breast surgery.
Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Curtis Wong
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Silicone and Livers

As best we know, there is no correlation between silicone implants and causation of disease.
Your implants, being only 5 months old are considered new. I would focus on other issues that are better known to affect the liver such as medications and other exposures.

In brief: Silicone and Livers

As best we know, there is no correlation between silicone implants and causation of disease.
Your implants, being only 5 months old are considered new. I would focus on other issues that are better known to affect the liver such as medications and other exposures.
Dr. Curtis Wong
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Dr. Wong Moon
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not directly

The implant is not known to increase liver enzymes, but the anesthesia medication you received can affect the liver. Also, your medication can cause it as well.
This can be a combination of above as well as alcohol use.

In brief: Not directly

The implant is not known to increase liver enzymes, but the anesthesia medication you received can affect the liver. Also, your medication can cause it as well.
This can be a combination of above as well as alcohol use.
Dr. Wong Moon
Dr. Wong Moon
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No correlation between breast implants and liver function abnormality directly.

In brief: No

No correlation between breast implants and liver function abnormality directly.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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