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I went to see my GP for facial pain at the beginning of January, and as part of the examination she sent me for a blood test. When I went to see her a week later for the results, all the results were normal, except for my ALT level which was 55 (normal levels are 0-40). She has asked me to get another blood test (liver function and full blood count) a month after the last, to see if the level has fallen. She said it could be down to alcohol consumption (I never drink), or pain killers (was prescribed co-codamol and then later naproxen for a few years for arthritis - not taken them since 2015 when I had a fusion op but more recently taken ibruprofen for the facial pain). Does the high ALT level mean liver damage? I know the liver can regenerate, but wondering if the years of taking pain killers have done permanent damage.
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