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Congenital 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatic fibrosis is a condition that is typically inherited and consists of liver scarring that leads to high pressure in the blood vessels of the gastrointestinal system. This blood congestion can lead to fluid build up in the abdomen, abdominal infections, episodes of confusion, and ...Read more
Fibrosis = scarring: Inflammation of the liver, as almost anywhere else in the body, often heals with scarring. Lose enough functioning liver cells to scarring & you get cirrhosis. A fibrosis score is typically calculated during liver biopsy (& some fancier liver imagings) to calculate how much damage a chronically inflammed liver has sustained, & its risk of failing /decompensating. Then you need a liver transplant. ...Read more
Liver biopsy = hepatic parenchyma showing moderate to severe chronic hepatitis w/bridging fibrosis &focal changes of early micronodular cirrhosis. Grade 3-4 stage 3-4. Can thyroid cause this? Or what?
My son has hirschsprung disease. My wife tested neg. for cystic fibrosis. Are the two related? Should I be tested for CF? I'm 32 w/no issues.
No, not related: Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital condition that leads to absence or lower numbers of nerve cells in the large intestine that are responsible for allowing the colon muscles to function, leading to constipation or inability to pass stool. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited recessive disorder of salt transport leading to thickened secretions. If your wife is negative, no need for you to be tested ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was born with cystic fibrosis. I'm now 35 and my lung function has gradually worsened the last years. I know that survival age is about 40 and I'm at peace with that. However, I still wonder: are there any recent findings about cystic fibrosis?
Mgt: I would advise following your lung function closely with your pulmonary specialist, optimizing your nutrition, and treating any exacerbations with antibiotics and chest physiotherapy. The use of DNAase has been shown to be effective. Some patients may benefit from treatments specifically targeted to their genotype. The CF foundation is another good resource for patients. Stay well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My partner has cystic fibrosis(male) and I have children 3 boys to a previous relationship. Im desperate to know if it possible to have iui?
Depends: If your partner does not have congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (cbavd), then IUI can be done if there is a need for it. However, if he has cbavd, then sperm has to be retrieved directly from the epididymis or testes and ivf would be needed as sperm numbers are limited. A semen analysis and physical examination of your partner should reveal the status of his vas deferens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibrous dysplasia: Yes, fibrous dysplasia can be congenital.Get a more detailed answer ›
My fiancé and i are try to conceive and he has cystic fibrosis. I think i could be pregnant. Is this possible?
Please see below: Infertility affects both men and women. At least 97% of men with cystic fibrosis are infertile, but not sterile and can have children with assisted reproductive techniques. The main cause of infertility in men with cystic fibrosis is congenital absence of the vas defenses. I recommend to see infertility expert. ...Read more
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