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Are there any factors that can cause a fibroscan to underestimate fibrosis/cirrhosis, or is a low score generally reliable?
Fibroscan is new: "Fibroscan" is a technique and uses a machine which is relatively new It's backers claim that the machine measures the "elasticity" of the organ this picking up fibrous changes earlier than CT/MRI scanning. This data is too new to have much confidence in it and if you are worried Liver function tests/Imaging with standard tools is suggested Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate is a Fibroscan in detecting advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis of the liver? Biopsy is out of the question
Fibroscan: Liver biospy is the gold standard to diagnose liver issues. Fibroscan is a good alternative to screen for any liver fibrosis which may indicate liver disease. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis c, fibrosis, cirrhosis and renal disease.I need resources for alcohol treatment. Please and thank you?
Liver Disease: I am very proud of you for asking this question. Your health is at significant risk. It is time to stop drinking and it is easier with help. Without knowing much about your life my gut sense is that you need an inpatient program that also has a medical component to it. You have very good programs in california. The betty ford center is excellent. ...Read more
Had biopsy, the report says "consistent with AIH with impending Cirrhosis(inflammation grade 2 out of 4, fibrosis stage 5 out of 6)" what is this?
Liver biopsy: The report indicates you have cirrhosis, a disease of your liver which can have many different causes. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcohol, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Speak with your doctor for more information and treatment options. ...Read more
It gets slowed down : and backed up. A scarred, cirrhotic liver will not allow for normal blood flow (kind of like a dry kitchen sponge) and thus the portal system gets backed up causing varices (big dilated veins). ...Read more
My husbands liver biopsy showed ''cicken wire'' fibrosis bridging cirrhosis but was not staged. also mentioned something about ballooning. ideas?
Stage 4: If the pathologist is using the term "cirrhosis" by definition it's stage 4. Chicken wire may refer to mild fibrotic bands rather than thick bands and is potentially reversible depending on the cause. Ballooning can be seen in alcoholic liver disease as well as fatty liver disease known as NASH which is seen in non-alcoholics. Can also see in some viral liver diseases implying an acute process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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