Elevated Liver enzymes post op

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pekster11

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I had a liver function test today 2 weeks post op, and my ALT results are still elevated (not massively so)
I have to go back in 2 weeks for another test to see if they're still high. If they are, apparently I'll have to go for an ultrasound scan on the liver

I wonder if taking paracetamol everyday for nearly 2 weeks could be the culprit ?
 

pekster11

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Interesting....I have also had abnormal liver results. Was sent for a second scan last week, but don't get any results until later this week.
yeah, i'm not so worried, as i know the liver given time can almost completely regenerate itself
unless you're an alcoholic your liver will be alright
 

charlottekaye

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Tylenol/acetominophine causes liver enzyme elevation. The drug companies routinely give it for pain either alone or mixed with a narcotic. It is my experience that 1) tylenol is worthless for pain and 2) the indiscriminate use of it can cause liver enzyme elevation, even in small doses.
 

Justmadi

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Statins can cause elevated liver numbers. I had to cut my Atorvastatin dosage in half. I was , also, taking Tumeric with Cucumin(sp) that I had to stop.
 

Critter

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The most common reason for elevation of liver enzymes is a condition called NASH or NAFLD. Non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Other reasons for elevation:
Alcoholic liver disease

●Hepatitis C (particularly genotype 3)

●Wilson disease

●Lipodystrophy

●Starvation

●Parenteral nutrition

●Abetalipoproteinemia

●Medications (amiodarone, methotrexate, tamoxifen, glucocorticoids, valproate, anti-retroviral agents for HIV)

●Reye syndrome

●Acute fatty liver of pregnancy

●HELLP (hemolytic anemia, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count) syndrome

●Inborn errors of metabolism (LCAT deficiency, cholesterol ester storage disease, Wolman disease)

●Drug-induced liver disease
 
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