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Husbands biopsy three months ago showed fibrosis bridging cirrhosis from alcohol.abdominal ultrasound came back normal last week.why normal ultrasound?

Husbands biopsy three months ago showed fibrosis bridging cirrhosis from alcohol.abdominal ultrasound came back normal last week.why normal ultrasound?

Nature of ultrasound: This is kind of subtle, and I'll try to explain as I'm a pathologist. Especially if your husband's disease is due to alcohol, all the little units of the liver are affected about the same, so ultrasound -- which lights up borders between areas of different consistency -- won't show a thing. This is actually good news. If I recall, he's sober now and I hope he recovers well. ...Read more

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18 yr old has pain in lower parts of right side of abdomen, side, and right lower back has history of lapband, h pyloria, poly cy cystic fibrosis

In : In a patient with a lap-band who has abdominal pain, you must be immediately evaluated. Please call your bariatric surgeon for immediate evaluation. If your doctor can't evaluate you immediately, or if you have continued pain, vomiting, or fever then you need to go to the er. ...Read more

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Biopsy revealed fibrosis due to alcohol in liver a few months ago. Today i read note that says abdomen ultraound normal. did fibrosis go away?

Biopsy revealed fibrosis due to alcohol in liver a few months ago. Today i read note that says abdomen ultraound normal. did fibrosis go away?

No: Fibrosis that is still fairly mild and that involves the small units of the liver uniformly does not produce the large tissue consistency interfaces that ultrasound detects ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retropertineal fibrosis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is retropertineal fibrosis?

Retroperitoneal Fibr: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disease, often idiopathic, but drugs, infections malignancies, prior surgeries, radiation therapy, smoking, and asbestos exposure have been implicated. . It is characterized by the presence of inflammatory and fibrous retroperitoneal tissue that often encases the ureters & other abdominal organs. Symptoms include back or flank pain, and decreased kidney function ...Read more

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How can I know if I have cystic fibrosis?

How can I know if I have cystic fibrosis?

Get tested: Testing for cystic fibrosis starts with a sweat test. If that is abnormal, genetic testing in the blood is used to confirm the diagnosis by finding the specific genetic mutations. In general, people with CF have recurrent pulmonary infections and abdominal discomfort/diarrhea due to fat malabsorption. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatic fibrosis?

What are the symptoms of hepatic fibrosis?

None: Fibrosis is scarring as a result of inflammation and tissue damage. Eventually the scarring isolates pockets of hepatocytes (liver cells) so that they can no longer function appropriately. This is cirrhosis, and that creates problems resulting in symptoms. ...Read more

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With cystic fibrosis, is everyday bad and what do they experience on a normal day?

No: Not every day is bad with cystic fibrosis! the severity of the disease varies from patient to patient. Some patient may not feel they have anything wrong with them. Others may experience breathing difficulties or other symptoms, for example abdominal discomfort. Patients with CF often are required to take numerous medications a day and receive numerous breathing treatments as well. ...Read more

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How do docs treat retroperitoneal fibrosis?

How do docs treat retroperitoneal fibrosis?

Manage symptoms: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is one of those chronic disorders without a cure. It causes scarring behind the abdominal organs. Can narrow veins, arteries, urine conduits, ureters. Docs use stents, vacualr bypasses, filters and monitoring to manage the consequences. Long term anticoagulation is often required, as are compression devices for the legs. ...Read more

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My wife & son passed california newborn screening for CF, does that mean odds are low for typical cystic fibrosis or mild form?

My wife & son passed california newborn screening for CF, does that mean odds are low for typical cystic fibrosis or mild form?

Newborn screening : for Cystic Fibrosis is done by Immunoreactive Trypsinogen, IRT. If othe IRT level is ^, DNA tests for CF gene mutations are done on blood on the Guthrie card. CF Foundation-accredited Care Centers in CA look for an "intermediate" sweat chloride result in young infants who do not gain wt. & have bad gas, abdominal pain & loose or hard stools &/or wheezing/coughing for > 2 wks. to diagnose CRMS. ...Read more