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A 55-year-old female asked:

One dr said that i have inflammation in my liver because is. fatty and other dr said that i have the liver irritated what's the difference?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
They are: Saying the same thing with different words. Sounds like you have hepatitis, which is inflammation or irritation of the liver, a potentially serious condition. Causes of it are infection (e.g. Viral hep a, b, or c), toxins (alcohol or drugs), elevated lipids (nash), bile duct obstruction (gallstones), or sometimes unknown. Follow your doctor's advice, or it might turn into cirrhosis.
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