Medical Q&As

Liver enzymes

My last 2 blood tests have shown raised liver enzymes. My GP is going to monitor it. What could be causing this?

The fact that your doctor has chosen to monitor the situation suggests that he is not unduly concerned by the results. It may be that the second set of results was lower than the first, in which case it would be reasonable to repeat the tests to be sure that all is back to normal again. Infection of the liver or a recent viral infection such as influenza or glandular fever could cause a rise in liver enzymes. Over consumption of alcohol is another common cause of this. Sometimes medication can cause a rise in enzymes.