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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?
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
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
Certainly: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US.A, impacting mainly respiratory function. In recent years patients symptoms better controlled by genetic findings and better medications.Emotional & phys. development depend on severity, time in hospital, complications.Morb. & mort.factors afect emotional,cognitive behavior. ...Read more
As a carrier: Genetic carrier testing: more than 10 million americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. This blood test can help detect carriers, who could pass CF onto their children. To have cystic fibrosis, a child must inherit one copy of the defective CF gene from each parent. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is possible. Presentation of cystic fibrosis varies greatly, and it is possible, depending on your specific mutation (and other factors) to present at a later age. In order to prevent late diagnoses, all states now have a newborn screen in place for cystic fibrosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a child getting cystic fibrosis among the different racial groups in the u.S.?
Overall 1/3700: Acording to the CF foundation: the overall birth prevalence is 1/3700 . It can occur in any race, however the greatest incidence is in caucasians of northern european descent, being 1/2500. The other major groups affected are hispanics 1/13500, african americans 1/15000. More than 10 million of us carry one part of the defective gene, but to have the disease you must have a copy from both parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myoma Fibroids?: There are many options. Hysterectomy is the definitive solution. Myomectomy, magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound surgery (mrgfus or fus) (eg, exablate® 2000), uterine artery embolizaiton, endometrial ablation are other options. There are medical options such as with hormonal therapy. A competent gynecologist should be discuss these options. ...Read more
Depends: There are different types of fibrosis. Idiopathic fibrosis or ipf has no fda approved meds at present. A new drud is been use at present in clinical trials & n acetyl cysteine been used in europe ( ia a cheap & natural medicine). Other types depend on the primary cause. Usually steroids in combinationn with cytotoxic agenmts & now monoclonal druga are very succesful. ...Read more
Kind of...: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease. Patients with the disease are born with a defective gene that is part of the body's system for making mucus, sweat, and digestive fluids. Their mucus is therefore abnormally thick and causes blockages in the lungs, pancreas and other organs that damage them and make them prone to infections and other problems. ...Read more
Old Days: Back in the "old days, " patients with CF would frequently die, and the autopsy findings of the lungs showed scarring ("fibrosis") and bubbles ("cysts, " "cystic"). Thus, it was called cystic fibrosis. We know much more now about this disease, but the old name stuck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a way: Most patients with diabetes have either a failure of the pancrease (pancrelipase) to produce Insulin or develop resistance to Insulin for various reasons. In cf, there is pancreatic insufficiency due to injury to the pancrease (pancrelipase) from the disease itself... And this can lead to CF related diabetes (where more Insulin is needed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Without a full exam and review of medical records and history of infections secondary to CF would be remiss in trying to become an actuarial. Go see a pulmonologist and discuss the options and likely outcomes. ...Read more
Chronic Illness: Progress in management has improved the quality of life for CF patients but it doesn't take away the basic vulnerabilities of the illness. In its worst forms, the illness shuts down production of enzymes that permit digestion of food & creates excessive mucous in the lungs that sets them up for deadly pneumonia & lung scaring. At some point, one of the complications will end their life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer