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What differentiates primary biliary cirrhosis from other types of cirrhosis?

What differentiates primary biliary cirrhosis from other types of cirrhosis?

Location of inflam: Agree with dr. Edmisson. Pbc is autoimmune disease affecting bile ducts; can eventually lead to progressive liver disease and cirrhosis (scarring). Othe types of cirrhosis usually involve inflammation of the liver cells, due to infection (like hep b, c), toxic chemicals, metabolic disease e.g.Nonalcoholic fatty liver (seen in obesity, diabetes) iron overload, damage from alcohol, autoimmune. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Hemming
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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase ...Read more


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What types of cirrhosis can a liver biopsy and fibroscan miss?

What types of cirrhosis can a liver biopsy and fibroscan miss?

You are okay man!: A Biosy that is adequate and that does not show cirrhosis rules out cirrhosis and our question is how to help a thoughtful guy like yourself to be comfortable. A second pathologist reading is available if you wish, or a consult with a specialist in emotions. ...Read more

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Are there any types of cirrhosis that cause the liver to get softer, or am i not understanding the condition? Normal fibroscan/contrast CT and LFTs.

Are there any types of cirrhosis that cause the liver to get softer, or am i not understanding the condition? Normal fibroscan/contrast CT and LFTs.

Not to my knowledge: Cirrhosis by histology is scar and nodules. This is not soft and squishy. If your laboratory values are normal and the CT scan normal then it seems less likely you would have significant cirrhosis . There are different types of cirrhosis so best talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Help please! is cirrhosis of the liver a type of cancer?

Help please! is cirrhosis of the liver a type of cancer?

Cirrhosis of: The liver is not cancer, but predisposed to primary liver cancer, regardless of cause of the cirrhosis (not all is alcohol). ...Read more

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I'm online now. Type your question here. I am a liver cirrhosis patient. My albumin level is 2.5. Please sources of food to improve the albumin?

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I am a liver cirrhosis patient. My albumin level is 2.5. Please  sources of food to improve the albumin?

Food's not the key: You can eat as much of whatever you want and it won't improve your serum albumin until your liver recovers. Your liver makes albumin out of protein in your diet and it's doing the best it can. Most cirrhosis can be at least partially reversed if the cause is eliminated -- whether it is virus, alcohol, iron overload, or Wilson's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What type of diet should an infant with biliary cirrhosis be given?

What type of diet should an infant with biliary cirrhosis be given?

Ask your: Neonatologist. If you have cirrhosis - keeping the child away from liver matebolized toxins would be helpful. ...Read more

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What type of surgeries can be performed for people with ascites do to cirrhosis, what factors go into deciding when to do the surgeries, and what is the prognosis afterwards? (can the person still be active, do contact sports ect.?)

What type of surgeries can be performed for people with ascites do to cirrhosis, what factors go into deciding when to do the surgeries, and what is the prognosis afterwards? (can the person still be active, do contact sports ect.?)

Ascites: Besides medicines, there are various procedures that are possible for ascites. They range from a shunt which can be placed in the liver without surgery (TIPS) to shunt surgery itself. In addition, a successful liver transplant would cure Ascites. Once healed, some people would be able to engage in contact sports, within reason. Details of these procedures require more than 400 characters. ...Read more

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My ammonia level was 179. Toxins in blood. Sonogram shows enlarged liver. Does this mean I have liver cirrhosis as i was told. If so, what type?

My ammonia level was 179. Toxins in blood. Sonogram shows enlarged liver. Does this mean I have liver cirrhosis as i was told. If so, what type?

Cannot say w/o...: ...Much more history at minimum. However, if mucomyst brings ammonia down and liver given chance to recover, can often improve function. Need to avoid any non-essential taxes to liver function--like alcohol and non-essential drugs/meds. Gi or hepatology (/liver specialist) can help guide management if not rapidly improving. ...Read more

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My brother has hep. c and cirrhosis of the liver, stage 4, his pancreas is gone he has type 2 diabetes and his veins are turning purple..what now ?

My brother has hep. c and cirrhosis of the liver, stage 4, his pancreas is gone he has type 2 diabetes  and his veins are turning purple..what now ?

Brother: Your brother has many problems but I am confident - I hope you are - that his doctors know how best to try and manage this. If your brother does not have a pancreas it is much more likely that he does not have type 2 diabetes but insulin deficiency requiring regular daily insulin. ...Read more

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If I have cirrhosis, is there anything that I can do to reverse it?

If I have cirrhosis, is there anything that I can do to reverse it?

Maybe - HCV: There are reported data showing pathologic reversal of cirrhosis in patients with hcv after treatment, but for the most part it is not reversible. ...Read more

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