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Is cirrhosis of the liver hereditary

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: Being that you are a female of 47 years, you are unlikely to have developed cirrhosis from hemochromatosis, even if you have the defective gene. Do yo... Read More
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Need more info: How was diagnosis made? ferritin >200 in a female, with % iron bound >50%? Unfortunately, the liver bx is unreliable for determining amount of... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Tyler
Geriatrics 43 years experience
Scars in the liver: Chronic inflammation of liver cells can result in permanent scarring to develop in the liver. This is called cirrhosis. Common causes are excess alcoh... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Many causes: Cirrhosis is the way the liver heals itself after repeated, severe or ongoing insults. These can be multifactorial, such as toxins (alcohol, certain ... Read More
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
Agree but also...: Other causes of cirrhosis can be metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
Many Things: Hepatitis c, fatty liver, and alcohol abuse are the most common causes. Other causes include blockage of the bile duct can cause biliary cirrhosis, in... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
Many causes: The top 2 causes are viral (hepatitis B or C) or alcohol related. Other causes include, metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. Please see a liver ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Burgett
Dr. Randy Burgettanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Many things: Cirrhosis is a scarring of liver tissue that results from chronic liver disease and leads to a decline in liver function. The most common causes of c... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
Transplant Surgery 35 years experience
Quite a few: When cirrhosis is well established patients develop portal hypertension (high pressure in the veins in stomach, spleen, and intestines) and blood is s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emilio Perez
Geriatrics 22 years experience
Hepatitis, alcohol: Cirrhosis is mainly fibrosis formation on liver (scarring of the liver tissue).Multiple medical conditions can lead to cirrhosis, among the most comm... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Biopsy: Blood tests and imaging studies can suggest a diagnosis of cirrhosis, confirmation requires biopsy (usually needle biopsy) and examination of the tiss... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
Pathology 58 years experience
See below: For a long time in the us alcohol was the major player now hepatitis c is but both can as well as hepatitis b also there are rarer causes but these ... Read More

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