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Done blood AST, ALT. Taken wine, acetaminophen. Stopped. How long will be for normal?

I am 55 years old female and recently had blood work done. My AST was 65 and ALT was 105. I had just come back from a vacation and was "cocktailing" every night. Wine only. I was also taking a sleep aid that unbeknownst to me contained acetaminophen. I would like to know how long it will take for my enzymes to return to normal after abstaining from all alcohol and no more acetaminophen.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Considering your findings now it will be needed about 4-6 weeks till it normalizes. If elevation persist after this, you should do liver ultrasounds nad find some other causes of elevated liver enzymes.
Avoid alcohol, hepatotoxic drugs and food and I am sure everything will be fine. WIsh you good health.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Venkatraman Balasubramanian's  Response
According to your test reports, the enzymes are only mildly raised and it should not take not more than 4-5 days for the enzyme levels to come down. Also as you have taken acetaminophen which is strong confounder for the liver enzyme raise.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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