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Do I need a new liver?

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I had a blood test, and everything more less normal,
exept Creatinine a bit low and ggt was very high 1000.

The doctor did not examine me but he conluded that I need a new liver soon.

Bur ~I read every where that having few heavy drinking nights th GGt get elevated.

What is your opinion?

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Category: Hepatologist
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From the information you have provided, I understand that you have a high of GGT level in your blood tests. When you say that every thing is more or less same, I assume that Liver function tests like Biluribin, AST, ALT, Alakaline Phosphatase etc are normal too. If that's the case you are having a entity called  'isolated GGT rise' 


Alcohol intake and drug intake are the most common cause for an isolated GGT rise. I cannot comment why your Doctor said 'you need a new liver'. He could be joking or trying to warn you from drinking. Anyway, its better to abstain from alcohol for a couple of weeks and redo the test. The values should normalize by then

Always try to drink within safe limits.


Hope this helps.

Dr. Ratnakar Kini
Category: Hepatologist
Fellowship - DM - TN Dr.MGR Medical UniversityResidency - TN Dr.MGR Medical University Medical School - Stanely Medical College, TN Dr.MGR Medical University
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