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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: There is only so much insult that a liver can take. It is imperative that you keep your weight under-control, refrain from alcohol entirely, avoid dru ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
A combination: Your physician will need a combination of blood and imaging tests as a start, unfortunately, a biopsy will be the definite answer. Wish you the best l ... 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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually yes: so go ahead
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Not ideal: Although radiographic findings, such as from ultrasound, can sometimes suggest the presence of cirrhosis, they are not adequately sensitive or specifi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Early, compensated cirrhosis may be accompanied by normal test results. A biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosis, though CT/MRI may be helpful.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie ann Harrigan
18 years experience Hospital-based practice
Cirrhosis: No, if your labs are normal with normal US then likely not. However even if you don't have cirrhosis now, if you're drinking enough to be concerned ab ... Read More
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 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
A male asked:
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

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