High liver enzymes - very worried

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hi all,

ive been seeing a hematologist for swollen lymph nodes in my jaw. she sent me for bloodwork and ct scan a few days ago. ct came back normal for the nodes, but bloodwork showed elevated liver enzymes (i believe she said they were in the 100s and normal high is 40). i should also note that the day after my blood test, i was vomiting with diarhea and then had a fever and constipation.

i had extensive bloodwork done in the summer and my liver enzymes were 24 or 25, so normal. i also had a ct of the abdomen in the summer for something else and the doctor mentioned my liver was enlarged so i assumed it was fatty liver.

i am a 21 year old male and weigh 270 lbs so i am definitely over weight and am trying to eat healthy again and start exercising. i am worried that these enzyme numbers mean i have liver cancer or liver disease. i also have been having slight pain in the abdomen.

the only other thing i can think of is after i had a small drink a few months ago, i remember getting severe pain in my side and back for a minute or so and it eventually went away. i dont drink often at all. any ideas? thanks

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    Hi Matt,It

    That's great news that the node workup came back normal. It doesn't sound serious to me, though does sound rather symptomatic of fatty liver, which dieting would help. I tend to think that the drink and the pain are non-issues, or could be you're just sensitive to whatever it is you drank, or could just be a coincidence.

    I seriously would not be overly worried. I think you're smart to focus on diet, small, gradual, but consistent changes to a healthier lifestyle happen over time, not overnight! Hope you'll keep in touch with any follow-ups.

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      thanks, i should note that my AST were 118 and ALT was 86. my LDH was also apparently very high at 325, and i think the upper limit of normal is 220. so im still very nervous but have been implementing good eating habits and exercise.

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