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stage 4 liver fibrosis

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: BUT.......People with Liver disorders should generally AVOID so called "liver poisons"....alcohol is considered such by the Medical Community. Hope th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Dr. Ann Agnew answered
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
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Cirrhosis: Another term will be cirrhosis or replacement of normal tissue by scar tissue.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Many tests: The most definitive, or the gold standard is the Liver biopsy, which involves minor surgery. There are other non-invasive blood tests of liver functio ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
OK: what questions do you have? What caused the liver fibrosis? Oftentimes, it's irreversible. Continued injury to the liver can result in cirrhosis.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I depends on the severity and the underlying cause of the fibrosis.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Liver fibrosis : Manycauses of liver fibrosis. Most common too much alcohol. Go to Uptodate.com and read more.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
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.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Hiv/aids by it self is not a main cause of liver damage; however there are patients who are co-infected with hepatitis c, which in turn can cause live ... Read More

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