Elevated liver enzyme levels can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose elevated liver enzyme levels, we could:
Liver Enzymes. Are your liver enzymes elevated?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ No (they are normal)
→ In the past only
→ Currently slightly
→ Current significantly
A common early sign of progressive iron overload is symptom-free elevation of liver enzymes, which can be accompanied by recurrent right-sided abdominal pain and liver enlargement. Liver disease, which is present in as many as 95% of patients with iron overload, is the most common complication.