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I had a fatty infiltration of the liver show up on a ultrasound for either my kidneys or gallbladder cant remember. Does that warrant a liver biopsy?

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Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Probably not

If there is a definable cause then no.
Even a single night of binge drinking can cause it, as can being overweight, chronic drinking, or medications. Only if you have no reason to have fatty infiltration would you need a biopsy.

In brief: Probably not

If there is a definable cause then no.
Even a single night of binge drinking can cause it, as can being overweight, chronic drinking, or medications. Only if you have no reason to have fatty infiltration would you need a biopsy.
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