A 36-year-old member asked:
what are the symptoms of hepatic fibrosis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan answered
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 enlargement, itching, abdominal symptoms, encephalopathy.
Answered on Jul 16, 2012
Dr. Martin Raff answered
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 they can no longer function appropriately. This is cirrhosis, and that creates problems resulting in symptoms.
Answered on Feb 28, 2014
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