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Bruised toe, high ALT levels in blood. Due to bruised toe or fatty liver?

I stubbed my toe on a bedframe and initially thought I had broken it....the next day I had a lab test scheduled and my ALT serum resulted in a 74. I am concerned. I am 21 years old 6 2 about 245lbs. I am considered overweight. What are the possible explanations for it. Could it be that I bruised my toe the night before or could it be a fatty liver . I don t drink, and if I do it s once a week when I bowl with friends. Any quick reasons please ?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Hi Ron

Thanks for writing in.

Your raised ALT has nothing to do with your bruised toe. But it has to do with your obesity. It is what is known as NASH- Non alcoholic steatohepatitis. You need to loose weight. Also vitamin E also helps reduce the inflammation of liver. As of now the inflammation is mild . You need to check you Liver function test every 6 months - 1 year to see how it is progressing .

PS : Avoid alcohol and drugs that can potentially damage the liver.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help

Dr. Om Lakhani
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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