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What causes elevated LFTs?

Taking 10/500 Lortab for 11 years for chronic pain. Last two LFTs showed elevated, the last one two days ago being very high (although I don't know the numbers). Sonogram of my liver to be done in two days.upper right abdominal pain, but has been there for over three years. Could my elevated LFTs indicate cancer?
Thu, 17 Mar 2016
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hi.

noted history of elevated LFTs. some possibilities are of infective and obstructive (maybe secondary to a gallstone or a tumor lesion such as malignancy) causes. it is best if you consult with a doctor, preferably a gastroenterologist or a general surgeon, for physical examination and clinical evaluation. diagnostics (such as ultrasound, ct-scan, bilirubins, blood count, etc.) and management (medical and/or surgical if indications are found) will be directed accordingly.

hope this helps.

good day!!

~dr.kaye
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