A 38-year-old female asked:
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Is it possible I have cirrhosis with a normal ultrasound, normal complete blood count, and normal comprehensive metabolic panel?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Early, compensated cirrhosis may be accompanied by normal test results. A biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosis, though CT/MRI may be helpful.
Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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