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Is cirrhosis of the liver hereditary

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 48 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
45 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Surgery 41 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
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Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 11 years experience
Agree but also...: Other causes of cirrhosis can be metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 33 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
Transplant Surgery 37 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emilio Perez
24 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
60 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Cirrhosis: Weakness, decreased appetite, weight loss, nose bleeds. More serious are jaundice, confusion, impotence, swelling of abdomen & legs.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
22 years experience
None known to me: Cirrhosis is considered irreversible in its advanced stages, but the exact point at which it becomes irreversible is unclear. Treatment objectives inc... Read More
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