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A 28-year-old female asked:

Had random bout of pancreatitis, then dr saw borderline fatty liver on ultrasound. i'm 29, competitive athlete, barely drink. what could explain this?

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Dr. Nathan Lilya
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Many things: Sounds like nonalcoholic fatty liver. Many causes of this, but basically for some reason your body doesn't break down fats properly. Usually this is not harmful, but in some it can lead to inflammation of the liver. You should be seeing your doc on a regular basis if yoiu are having symotoms. Good luck!

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