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i was diagnosis as having fld last year and now been told it has advanced to a h. i see no sx. stopped drinking. what r chances for cirrhosis developing?

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Dr. Anne Larson
34 years experience Hepatology
It's possible: I'm not sure what you mean by a.H. (alcoholic hepatitis?). If the fatty liver disease is due to alcohol, and cirrhosis has not already developed, then discontinuation of alcohol will prevent further injury. If cirrhosis is already present, abstinence will decrease disease progression.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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