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A 42-year-old male asked:

is there a general number to have a liver biopsy? i had elevated enzymes, quit drinking, they went down. my dr never mentioned a biopsy but i read about them doing them.

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Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Not always necessary: If you are asian and born outside the usa, use IV drug or multiple sex partner you possible need a hepatitis screen. Alcohol is another reason cause elevate liver enzymes. Bottom line, you need to see the doctor to recheck. If biopsy indicate your doctor would tell you.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Imagining: Imagining studies can provide detailed information about liver that may replace the need to do a biopsy.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2019

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