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Can liver fibrosis due to drinking be reversed?also does acute liver failure cause long term damage over time as it heals?biopsy revealed fibrosis.

Can liver fibrosis due to drinking be reversed?also does acute liver failure cause long term damage over time as it heals?biopsy revealed fibrosis.

Not likely : Fibrosis of the liver is staged as 1-4. Stage 4 is cirrhosis. The problem with fibrosis is that it represents scar tissue formed within your liver due to repetitive damage to the hepatocytes (liver cells). Fibrosis may not be diagnosed after several years of repetitive acute damage. Review your pathology report and see what stage of fibrosis you are: early (1-2) or late (3-4). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What is advanced liver fibrosis?

What is advanced liver fibrosis?

Cirrhosis: Another term will be cirrhosis or replacement of normal tissue by scar tissue. ...Read more

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What test can rule out liver fibrosis?

What test can rule out liver fibrosis?

Many tests: The most definitive, or the gold standard is the Liver biopsy, which involves minor surgery. There are other non-invasive blood tests of liver function and ultrasound test. ...Read more

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I need answers to liver fibrosis issues?

I need answers to liver fibrosis issues?

OK: what questions do you have? What caused the liver fibrosis? Oftentimes, it's irreversible. Continued injury to the liver can result in cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Is liver fibrosis reversible/fatal? Thank you

Is liver fibrosis reversible/fatal?  Thank you

Liver fibrosis: In general, liver fibrosis is not reversible. It is one step in the liver's response to injury, and progresses to become more widespread ("bridging") before the liver tries to regenerate, forming nodules, and at that time, cirrhosis is diagnosed. However, some insults if caught early may arrest or slow the progression of liver fibrosis. For instance, non alcoholic fatty liver disease can improve. ...Read more

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How much time does it take liver fibrosis to go to cirrhosis?

How much time does it take liver fibrosis to go to cirrhosis?

Depends on degree: of fibrosis - but most causes of fibrosis (hepatitis) take 30-40 years to develop into cirrhosis. less time if multiple factors are at play (viral hepatitis AND alcohol, for example) ...Read more

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Can liver fibrosis be measured in patients with hiv/aids?

Probably: Hiv/aids by it self is not a main cause of liver damage; however there are patients who are co-infected with hepatitis c, which in turn can cause liver injury, an ultrasound of the liver may indicate fibrosis but a biopsy can confirm the diagnosis; certain medications against hiv/aids may also cause liver damages ( niverapine). ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause liver fibrosis?

Can birth control pills cause liver fibrosis?

Possible: There has been some association between long term use of birth control and liver tumors found recently. Talk with you gym and primary care about this. ...Read more

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Can liver fibrosis due to drinking be reversed?also does acute liver failure cause long term damage over time as it heals?biopsy revealed fibrosis.

Not likely : Fibrosis of the liver is staged as 1-4. Stage 4 is cirrhosis. The problem with fibrosis is that it represents scar tissue formed within your liver due to repetitive damage to the hepatocytes (liver cells). Fibrosis may not be diagnosed after several years of repetitive acute damage. Review your pathology report and see what stage of fibrosis you are: early (1-2) or late (3-4). ...Read more

Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Liver Scarring (Definition)

Liver scarring is a clinical finding in which the liver is damaged by alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, toxins, or inherited liver conditions resulting in loss of ...Read more