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Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase, and liver enzymes kidney tumer

I went to the Dr for chronic lower back pain. Blood work came back with high liver enzymes. MRI came back normal. So he ordered an untra sound. These are my latest results. I can't get back into the Dr until next month. Is this something that can't wait?

Test results came back.
elevated alkaline phosphatase
elevated Liver enzymes
3mm polyp on gallbladder
angiomyolipoma kidney tumor

Thanks. And help would be great.
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replied October 13th, 2012
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Msmoreles,

You can wait till you see your physician.

Angiomyolipomas are the most common benign tumour of the kidney and are composed of blood vessels, smooth muscle cells, and fat cells. They are often found incidendally and often cause no problems. It depends upon how large the mass is and where in the kidney it is located. Again, these are benign tumors.

Polyps are very common in the GI tract, including the gallbladder. A 3mm polyp is a pretty small one. They are also benign growths. If there are multiple polyps, it is more concerning that a single solitary one.


As to the elevated liver enzymes, these are very common. Elevated liver enzymes may be discovered during routine blood testing. In most cases, liver enzyme levels are only mildly and temporarily elevated. Most of the time, elevated liver enzymes don't signal a chronic, serious liver problem.

More common causes of elevated liver enzymes include:
> Certain prescription medications, including statin drugs used to control cholesterol
> Drinking alcohol
> Heart failure
> Hepatitis A, B, or C
> Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
> Obesity
> Over-the-counter pain medications, including acetaminophen (Tylenol, others)

Other causes of elevated liver enzymes may include:
> Alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drinking alcohol)
> Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder)
> Celiac disease (small intestine damage caused by gluten)
> Cirrhosis (liver scarring)
> Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
> Dermatomyositis (inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness and skin rash)
> Epstein-Barr virus
> Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis)
> Heart attack
> Hemochromatosis (too much iron stored in your body)
> Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
> Liver cancer
> Mononucleosis
> Muscular dystrophy (inherited disease that causes progressive muscle weakness)
> Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation)
> Polymyositis (inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness)
> Toxic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drugs or toxins)
>Wilson's disease (too much copper stored in your body)

But, this is only a partial list of possible causes of elevated liver enzymes. The exact cause will have to be determined by your physician after doing a complete history and physical, and possibly some other studies.

So, there is nothing in your study which requires immediate medical attention.

Good luck.
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