Top
10
Doctor insights on: Hepatic Fibrosis

Share
Dr. Chad Levitt
7 doctors shared insights

Hepatic Fibrosis (Overview)

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 bleeding in the esophagus.


1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Chad Levitt
7 doctors shared insights

Hepatic Fibrosis (Overview)

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 bleeding in the esophagus.


2

2
What are the tests for hepatic fibrosis?

What are the tests for hepatic fibrosis?

HepaScore: If not liver biopsy, alpha2 macro globulin increase; a lipoprotein a1 decrease, ggt, bilirubin, hyaluronic enzyme immunoassay; sex and age factor in as well. ...Read more

4

4
What's it mean to have hepatic fibrosis?

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

6

6
What's it mean to have hepatic fibrosis?

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

7

7
What are the tests for hepatic fibrosis?

HepaScore: If not liver biopsy, alpha2 macro globulin increase; a lipoprotein a1 decrease, ggt, bilirubin, hyaluronic enzyme immunoassay; sex and age factor in as well. ...Read more

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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?

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?

No: thyroid problems do not cause cirrhosis. you may have an autoimmune hepatitis leading to cirrhosis, which could be associated with thyroid disease. There are many causes of cirrhosis, ask your doctor to test you, as most can be checked with a blood test. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Hepatic (Definition)

Hepatic refers to something that is ...Read more