Can lupus cause liver scarring?

No. Lupus is unlikely to involve the liver. If you have significant liver disease and a positive ANA look for other causes such as viral or autoimmune hepatitis.

Related Questions

My sister has liver scarring. What do I need to know?

Many causes. Many things cause fibrosis which goes on to cirrhosis, alcohol, infections of various types and toxins. She really needs a doctor to work up the problem. Read more...

How can I address liver scarring and cirrhosis?

Live healthy. The liver has an amazing ability to regenerate itself if further damage is not done. If you have infectious hepatitis, see your doctor for possible medical treatments. If you are not a candidate for these, avoid liver toxins such as alcohol, paint fumes and tylenol (acetaminophen). Keep hydrated and eat properly. You may need special vitamens and supplements to maintain health so see your nutritionist. Read more...
Limit damage. Cirrhoisis is essentially the end product of chronic liver damage. Although it may be due to a variety of causes, it is most commonly related to alcohol. Read more...

How do I know if I've suffered cancer-related liver scarring?

F/u with your MD. You need to follow up with your liver doctor or your primary doctor. There is no clear guideline on how to f/u patient with liver cirrhosis. Some doctors would do a blood work that include an afp- a cancer marker for liver cancer- , plus imaging study- i.e. Sonogram of the liver alternating with MRI ( if needed) periodically every 6 months or so. Discuss in detail with your md. Read more...

Is there anything that can mimic cirrhosis symptoms? Fibroscan and biopsy was negative for liver scarring

Liver cirrhosis. Cirrhosis of the liver has a large number of symptoms, many of which occur in other ailments. Severe swelling occurs also in heart failure & certain kidney diseases, itching occurs with allergy, jaundice can occur with hemolysis (breaking of red blood cells within blood stream), confusion has a large number of causes. Many other symptoms also exist for cirrhosis. Read more...