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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have hemachromatosis it was untreated for 3 or more years my liver test was high and they are sending me to a cancer center could i have liver probl?

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Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: Hemochromatosis can lead to liver failure or cancer.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Hemochromatosis: Iron can be toxic to many organs including liver. Commonly treated with phlebotomy (blood removal) goal create iron deficiency and ultimately remove iron from body. Frequently done via hematology.

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Last updated Aug 14, 2020

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