I am at a lose! Some history: hashimotos, breact cancer 15 years ago, high liver enzymes. All metabolic panels are normal including GGTP, ultrasound normal. Liver biopsy normal. Hep ABC negative. ANA, smooth muscle antibody normal, prothombin time, normal. I took lipitor and pravachol for several years. Had to go off because of high liver enzymes. Also took zetia. When no cause for elevated enzymes was found, Dr. thought it might be Zetia. Went off that and enzymes continued to be elevated. They have dropped some, but remain around ALT 172 AST 92. I do not drink much alchohol. Maybe a glass of wine every few months. I am not jaundiced, not in discomfort. My medications include, levoxyl, nexium (recently begun because of acid regugitation),cytomel, xanax. I have in the past taken paxil and effexor as well as I suffer from anxiety. I also tested negative for autoimmune hepatitis. Sometimes I experience slightly reddened palms, but they can come ang within the same day. I am at a complete, frustrated lose. My doctor said not to worry. Any info would be appreciated.
You have had a comprehensive evaluation of the liver - including a liver biopsy. A negative biopsy would exclude many of the more serious liver diseases.
Cholesterol medications, such as Pravachol and Zetia can elevated the liver enzymes. You can try going off these medications and repeating the enzymes after a period of time.
The other medications you are taking also may elevate the enzymes. Discussing whether temporarily going off these medications can be considered.
If the liver enzymes are periodically monitored, and not rising, the liver enzymes may be allowed to be chronically moderately elevated.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.