Elevated Alpha-Fetoprotein

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My lab tests revealed elevated AFP and I'm wondering what this means. I recently had elevated liver enzymes but now they are back to normal. The hepatologist is a bit stumped but I'm scheduled for an MRI on Feb. 6 to check for any masses. 

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    I think an extremely high level of AFP in the blood greater than 500ng /ml could be a sign of liver tumors or its use to screen or diagnose non-cancerous disorders of the liver, such as cirrhosis. but, talk with your DR 1st
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    Mine is only 10ng and the upper limit is 8.3ng. I recently had liver damage from a medication, so it could just be a sign of the liver repairing itself. I hope that's what it is. 

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    Yes yours is small i would not worry too much. but, do keep a check on it. Why is the hepatologist stumped when they are so small. I was always told if they are small let them along unless they are causing you problems or growing.
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