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Stage 4 liver fibrosis

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Liver fibrosis: In general, liver fibrosis is not reversible. It is one step in the liver's response to injury, and progresses to become more widespread ("bridging") ... Read More

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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 40 years experience
The liver to a great extent could self heal when the cause of injury is removed; it may take a few years however. The liver could regenerate without n... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Liver scar: The term fibrosis means scarring which is usually caused by repetitive inflammation. In the liver this can be caused by many things including infecti... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cirrhosis: Another term will be cirrhosis or replacement of normal tissue by scar tissue.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
OK: what questions do you have? What caused the liver fibrosis? Oftentimes, it's irreversible. Continued injury to the liver can result in cirrhosis.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: I depends on the severity and the underlying cause of the fibrosis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
Hepatology 24 years experience
Depends on degree: of fibrosis - but most causes of fibrosis (hepatitis) take 30-40 years to develop into cirrhosis. less time if multiple factors are at play (viral hep... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Fibrosis is an integral part of cirrhosis. Early fibrosis may or may not progress to cirrhosis depending on the insult resulting in fibrosis and the c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Symptoms are: highly variable and depend on the severity of the fibrosis. If mild, there may be no symptoms. If severe, there may be advanced liver failure.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Early liver fibrosis can stay stable or reverse, however, if the fibrosis has altered liver architecture, it will progress even if the cause is remove... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Fibrosis is an integral part of cirrhosis. Early fibrosis may or may not progress to cirrhosis depending on the insult resulting in fibrosis and the c... Read More
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