New Castle, PA
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.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
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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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