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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: It would be very unlikely. Other tests that could be done to confirm are MRI, CT scan or liver biopsy. You could consult a hepatologist for evaluati ... Read More
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Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Likely: cirrhosis can often be 'compensated' meaning no issues with bloodwork. USG is notoriously poor at picking up cirrhosis - again only good at decompens ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Reasonable test: If biopsy if unreasonable, the a fibroscan is a reasonable alternative. It is quite specific, meaning that if you are low value/result that it's unlik ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cirrhosis: Your question is not clear. If you have cirrhosis the diagnosis would be thru a liver biopsy, but quite unusual to have all the tests you list not sho ... Read More
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Dr. Dorit Benmoha
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Cirrhosis: Should be clinically dx by exam rather then relying on scans,,if you need a scan to tell you pt has cirrhosis,,,theres a biger problem
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Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: if imaging, physical examination and blood work are good you are good. Address your anxiety disorder and see your doctor
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Celia Padron
38 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Useful tool: Ultrasound is a major screening tool for cirrhosis and its complications. It is also useful to aid in biopsy. CT and MRI are insensitive in early cir ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Ultrasound may not have sufficient resolution to detect cirrhosis. Elevated ALT alone is not an indication of cirrhosis either. If you have any concer ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Ultrasound of liver: Ultrasound is a very good test to look for liver cirrhosis. This is because a liver that is scarred from whatever disease, will have a different "echo ... Read More
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Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
No: Cirrhosis has stages. In the early stage, it can be hard to see on any study. There are new U/S techniques that examine the elasticity of tissues. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Anything possible: Have no idea what your medical history, symptoms or problems are so there is no way in which to comment intelligently. Ask your doctor what is going o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Why was the test done? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the be ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Advanced liver cirrhosis may show up on ultrasound. However, ultrasound can detect fibrosis in the liver even before the development of cirrhosis.
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