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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Fibrosis = scarring: Inflammation of the liver, as almost anywhere else in the body, often heals with scarring. Lose enough functioning liver cells to scarring & you get c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
HepaScore: If not liver biopsy, alpha2 macro globulin increase; a lipoprotein a1 decrease, ggt, bilirubin, hyaluronic enzyme immunoassay; sex and age factor in ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience Pediatrics
Liver injury, later: Not the hepatic fibrosis itself. Rather it is its complications like portal hypertension or eventually cirrhosis--gi bleed, ascites, fatigue, liver e ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
None: Fibrosis is scarring as a result of inflammation and tissue damage. Eventually the scarring isolates pockets of hepatocytes (liver cells) so that the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hepatic fibrosis =: There is excessive connective tissue in the liver.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
No Rx: Only treating the underlying cause will help the scarring which is another term for the fibrosis.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: thyroid problems do not cause cirrhosis. you may have an autoimmune hepatitis leading to cirrhosis, which could be associated with thyroid disease. T ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Difficult to treat: Unfortunately, there is little mediation to treat this disorder. Mostly we treat the problems that arise from the fibrosis. Occasionally the fibrosis ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Medications: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the extent of the fibrosis, the cause of the fibrosis, and your symptoms. Fibrosis is essentially scarring and cannot be reversed. Fibrosed lung ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Don't know: I am not a pulmonologist. I would refer you to our healthtaps specialists or private pulmonologist for correct information. My practice is limited to ... Read More
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