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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many causes: Many things cause fibrosis which goes on to cirrhosis, alcohol, infections of various types and toxins. She really needs a doctor to work up the probl ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Liver scarring: Liver scarring = Fibrosis of liver cells. Cirrhosis occurs when the is scar tissue built- up throughout the liver.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Lupus is unlikely to involve the liver. If you have significant liver disease and a positive ANA look for other causes such as viral or autoimmune hep ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Live healthy: The liver has an amazing ability to regenerate itself if further damage is not done. If you have infectious hepatitis, see your doctor for possible m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes - minor scarring: The liver does have regenerative capacity in a healthy individual. Limiting calories under the supervision of a nutritionist may help to limit and rev ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Usually yes: so go ahead
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Weight loss is the best treatment to improving fatty liver but vitamin e can sometimes help the inflammation.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whet ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: Steatosis, or fatty liver, can lead to steatohepatitis (inflammation of fatty liver cells) which can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and ult ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Inflammation: Fat in the liver, leads to inflammation of the liver, which with time will lead to scarring of the liver. Fat in the liver causes the exact same dama ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Drug-induced LFT: No. Usually drug-induced elevated liver enzyme (lft) is reversible when the offending drug is removed. Of note, drug-induced elevated lft can be very ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Haehl
45 years experience in Family Medicine
? Cause: It is imperative to know the cause of the liver disease because that could guide the treatment. It could be viral, toxins ie medications, alcohol, ac ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Usually: Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, or HCC) can usually be seen on modern ct scan, or PET-ct scan. It is usually seen as a separate mass w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distenti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: No, but you stop it from progressing further by eliminating the cause: abstaining from alcohol or treating hepatitis b or c.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Liver hemangiomas occur at random and are harmless.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Any hepatitis can : Leave a liver scarred.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Cirrhosis affects the whole liver and a biopsy is unlikely to miss the lesion. Steatosis is one manifestation of alcoholic liver disease. If there is ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
First find the cause: Early signal ( one of ) for liver failure is fatty infiltration. First step is to find the cause to reverse, like alcohol, drugs, medication , hepat ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes : Definitely.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Cod liver can have many benefits, but specifically helping a fatty liver no. Garlic, grapefruit, green tea would be better. Also, finding out why li ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
?what does Ur Doctor: The doctor who advised you to have a liver biopsy is expected to tell you about this report. What did he/she say about the lymphocytes in the portal t ... Read More

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