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Forum Name: Liver Cancer

Question: Elevated Liver Enzymes


 fitnessdego - Mon May 23, 2005 1:07 pm

My husband has had elevated liver enzymes show up in his bloodwork for the last 5-6 years now. It is inconsistent though - the doctors usually request additional bloodwork, and those results show the levels have returned to normal. This last visit though, they found the elevated levels again, requested the additional bloodwork (still elevated), and then scheduled an ultrasound of his liver, but found nothing abnormal from the ultrasound.

He is a healthy 6'4", 220 lb. 29 year old male, who never drank in his teens, and only has a beer or two every couple of weeks. He has never smoked or done drugs. He has been taking a natural liver balance supplement over the past few years - and he takes it pretty regularly.

I am concerned though, because his parents were both alcoholics (though they are no longer), and his mother drank and did drugs throughout her entire 9 month-pregnancy with him. This fact troubles me greatly.

Could that be attributing to this "yo-yo" liver enzyme count? Should I be pushing the doctors to do futher testing?
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:56 pm

User avatar How elevated and what enzymes exactly are affected? Any other abnormal bloodwork? Has he had a hepatitis panel? Has he ever had hepatitis A or B? Any health conditions other than this?

His parents' alcoholism doesn't affect his liver. Does he take vitamins, "herbal" supplements, Tylenol or any other over the counter medicines?

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