Aa
A
A
Close
Blank
Avatar universal
LFT question
Hi everyone, I don't have hepatitis but I thought you guys might be able to help me.  I recently found out I have elevated LFT's, I know there are several different tests which comprise that, but the nurse on the phone said the level was 60. I dont know if she was talking about a specific test or an average?  Anyway, they want me to go in to get more tests.  I am not too concerned because I have had what showed up on a cat scan 15 years ago as a fatty liver.  I also had another CT last year which confirmed the fatty liver, but it was no worse.  I have read that can cause elevated LFT's.  Though the doctors knew I had fatty liver they never ordered any lft's so this is my first.  I have been imunized against hep b and dont have any risk factors for anything and dont drink.  Do you guys think it is probably from the fatty liver?  Thanks!  Shannon
Cancel
2 Answers
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Shannon,

Thanks for stopping by, even without the Hep C virus :)

I don't know if your raised LFTs are from fatty liver or not, but fatty liver in and of itself deserves attention, and hopefully you've been addressing it since your scan 15 years ago. Fatty liver has consequences, but is potentially reversible. Here's a pretty decent overview for NAFLD (Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease).  Ifhttp://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/DS00577
Of course, if you're a heavy drinker, your fatty liver may be caused by alcohol, and if so, that's something you should consider addressing.

-- Jim
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
220090 tn?1379170787
Elevated LFTs can be caused by many things and only a doctor that takes more tests can determine the exact cause.  It could be any number of viruses, fatty liver, auto immune hepatitis...  It is not something you should just ignore.
Comment
Cancel
220090 tn?1379170787
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
408795 tn?1324939275
Blank
fretboard uploaded new photos
12 hrs ago
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on Bubulous's status
May 03
317787 tn?1460223707
Blank
Dee1956 commented on VICourageous's status
May 02
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
317787 tn?1460223707
Blank
Dee1956
DC
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
HectorSF
San Francisco, CA
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
flyinlynn
Auburn, WA
Hepatitis Social Community Resources
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
can-do-man
IN
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
pooh55811
317787 tn?1460223707
Blank
Dee1956
DC
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
orphanedhawk
Rural Mural, CA
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
HectorSF
San Francisco, CA
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
flyinlynn
Auburn, WA