Elevated liver enzymes due to acetaminophen?
I will be having surgery in a month and a half for cervical myelopathy and a herniated thoracic disc compressing a nerve root. I am in severe pain but cannot take NSAIDs or opioids with my PCP putting me on acetaminophen at 2250 to 3000 mg per day. I had to have a comprehensive blood test which showed that my ALT (SGOT) was at the upper limit of 39 u/l but the ALT (SGPT) was at 42 u/l when the normal range is 7-25. I can't get an answer from anyone as to whether or not this is a concern and if it shows up in my pre-op exam, it will deter the surgery. I would dearly appreciate any information about the elevated enzymes and the effect on the planned surgery. Thank you.