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Liver enzymes

I have recently had a liver test the test was for the enzymes affected by alcohol and the level was 124, my doctor has said to stop drinking and he will retest in a month. Will this level go down if I don't drink? Will I need a scan to show how damaged my liver is?

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Hiya I've been having up and down readings off LFT for a year now without knowing what enzymes are up I can't really comment but what I will say is alcohol does cause liver enzymes to go up you could have some fat on your liver that causes liver enzymes to go up to GP will just monitor your liver function every couple of months unfortunately for me I don't drink and after a year are not having normal readings so now they are looking at Autoimmune disease your readings seem quite low mine are in the nearly 500 range my advice would be listen to your doctor try not to drink and wait for your next liver function test try not to worry hope it's helped a little Marie x

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Hiya thanku for ur comment, I don't drink loads but have stopped since dr told me about my levels, I didn't realise the levels could go that high, you have made me feel a bit better, there is a lot more to this, but I'm so worried that my liver is permanently damaged. Thank you very much Marie x

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The liver is a amazing organ huni it fixes repairs itself and you can live with only a very small amount the liver is your body's filter everything you eat and drink will filter through your liver drinking and taking drugs even prescription drugs can damage your liver your enzymes relatively low I would imagine after stopping drinking they will go back to normal I dnt drink but took a lot of meds because I get lots of pain I had to come off absolutely everything to see if that was what was causing my enzymes to be high unfortunately for me after doing that my enzymes continued to climb higher so it's not medication or drink for me your doctors will keep a eye and monitor your enzymes try not to worry keep me posted x

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Ohh forgot some people's enzymes can be in the 1000ul and more do take comfort yours are only a tiny bit up xxx

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Thanku so much Marie I really appreciate u taking the time to reply, sorry for my late reply, work busy. U really have made me feel a bit better I didn't realise it could go that high so incompraisome mine is not to high. I'm sorry to hear about ur ongoing problem, I hope it gets sorted for u, it must be such a worry for u. I will keep u posted on how I get on. I'm having blood test on the 12th and seeing my dr on the 21st of this month. Hopefully the level has gone down. Thanku again Marie. Take care. Gill. X

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No worries huni try not to worrie so much take care here in you need me x

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Thanku you r very sweet and u. Take care x

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Gill x

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Hi marie1980x I am in same situation as you at present by sound of it. Have you had a serum c3 and serum c4 blood tests done? I am just trying to find out how long they normally take to get results x

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I'm not sure about thoses bloods I dnt think I hace had them all I've had ana sma and all the rest but the fibroscan showed inflammation on my liver but I do know the more indeph bloods take a while up to 2 weeks xx

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Hi Marie hope u r ok. Just a quick update, I had my blood test this morning to c how my levels r now. I have got a drs appointment on the 21st to get results and c what I need to do next, a scanner I think. But I will let u no when I do. Hope u have a good day Marie. Take care speak soon x

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Hopefully they have come down will keep my fingers crossed good look huni keep me posted xx

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My liver enzymes were elevated for a year and my gp told me to stop drinking so I did..within 6weeks they were down to normal and now 3months later are beginning to climb back up...I am so confused :(

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Mine have been up and down for year now it's a common problem but mine gave bever been normal as it's stands now my alt is 489 had fibroscan seen inflammation which ultrasound didn't show so I'm back on the 24 for more tests think liver biopsy and then to discuss treatment as they ate saying autoimmune hep xx

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My doctor says I don't have hepatitis or diabetes. .my fibroscan showed that I have stage 3 and she says it is reversible. ..it is scary because my last test results came back normal and now 3 months later my enzymes have crept back up..she still says they are fine and not to worry..that is easier said then done...I hope that all of your test results come back OK

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