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If you had beginning cirrhosis from fatty liver from being obese would your blood work be completely normal and ultrasound only show fatty liver?

Not likely. Most likely, the liver enzymes would be elevated in the blood (alt and ast). Read more...
Fatty liver . Hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) in early stages would not show any changes in the blood though the ultrasound would show fatty changes. In later stages (stage 3/4) you may have some elevated liver enzymes secondary to onset of cirrhosis. Weight loss is the only cure for early disease. Read more...
Yes. Fatty liver is associated with obesity and prediabetes. In my practice i will approach this as a serious predictor of future health issues beyond the liver and will work with patients to change lifestyle and diet. Fatty liver does lead to cirrhosis and that can cause other issues. Early in the disease the liver enzymes in the blood can be normal although you may have ultrasound changes. Read more...

My recent US report read Mildy echogenic and coarsened echotexture no focal mass. Does that mean cirrhosis now or just fatty liver? Ultra sound Impression read: Mildly ecohgenicity of the liver may signify fatty infiltration's or early hepatic parenchymal

Consult on results. The doctor who ordered the tests needs to explain the results - it's part of the procedure. Get an explanation you can understand and remember - perhaps written info on what to do and expect. Bring someone you trust along to help in case you feel too confused by this. Best! Read more...
Evolving topic. Fat is bright on U/S.
Fatty liver can be seen in many conditions: obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and other liver stress. It can be reversible and no one has ever died of it alone.
The underlying cause should be sought.
20 yrs. ago fatty liver was not thought to be very signif, but now we find it is associated with many risk factors including heart and vascular disease. Read more...

Long history of very heavy drinking. Ultrasound 16 Mnth ago showed fatty liver all else norm. Been abstinent 5 months. Is cirrhosis unlikely? Thanks.

Yes, unlikely. an ultrasound can generally distinguish between fatty liver and the presence of denser tissue, like fibrosis and scarring (which are found in cirrhosis). If you stopped drinking, it should return to normal, and congratulations! Your doctor can follow up, generally with blood tests (or maybe another ultrasound) to determine whether things have gotten back to normal. Keep staying away from alcohol. Read more...
Happy for you. The benefits of sobriety go far beyond your simply having escaped cirrhosis. Better health, better friends, better brain, more effective at everything you do, enjoying all this things alcohol robbed you of. Be glad and enjoy your new life. Expect normal liver health. Read more...
Cannot say. To diagnose cirrhosis, u need a liver biopsy. While newer blood tests & Radiology tests (like MRI vibro-elastography) purport to accurately predict cirrhosis, most physicians would not look upon these results as conclusive - only the biopsy would confirm & stage the degree of cirrhosis. Talk to a hepatologist / GI doctor or your doctor for more info. Thanx for asking HealthTap & good luck! Read more...

How likely is Cirrhosis? Ultrasound 9 months ago showed some fatty liver changes. Everything else normal. Relapsed twice. Now in remission. Thanks.

Depends. There is only so much insult that a liver can take. It is imperative that you keep your weight under-control, refrain from alcohol entirely, avoid drugs/medications toxic to liver, e.g., acetaminophen. Consult your doctor about diet that may be suitable for you. Get Hep B vaccine if you have not done so. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...