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Non-alcoholic, non-smoker, diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes. History of concussion. Cause?

THank you! My daughter is 18 years old & healthy. She was in a car accident last March & suffered a concussion . We just found out she has elevated liver enzymes . Unfortunately the tests were run last August & we just received the results today. She does not drink alcohol or take drugs she was not on prescription meds when the tests were run. She is of normal weight. She takes minimal over the counter pain meds. I am wondering what could be causing this & what other tests her doctor should run. Mean plt volume is 12.0 Bicarbonate is 21, AST ( SGOT ) is 45 & ALT/ SGPT is 68
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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The most likely cause for rise in liver enzymes of your daughter seems to be the use of pain killers.
These pain killers in general can cause liver injury even when given in recommended dose.
One should try to avoid pain killers as far as possible.
There is no medicine which can reduce the enzyme levels in blood except removing the offending agent from your diet list.
I don't think there is any need for any test regarding the rise of liver enzymes are concerned.
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