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I have cirrhosis. Recently a CT scan showed ascites in liver area. Lately ultrasound showed none. Will asxites definitely reoccur?

Ascites. If you have cirrhosis of the liver then ascites would be common. If the last ultrasound was normal that is a good sign but does not eliminate the issue of it reoccurring, it is unfortunately a part of the disease process. Read more...
What's the cause? Ascites comes and goes with liver function. What's the cause of your cirrhosis? If it was hepatitis b and you are now cleared, it is likely to regress markedly. If it was alcohol and you're now sober, it's likely to reverse at least partly. If it's undiagnosed wilson's or hemochromatosis... The key today with cirrhosis is to not give up hope. Best to you. Read more...

What are the chances of decompensated cirrhosis being missed by 3 ultrasounds, 2 fibroscans and a contrast CT scan?? Am I worrying unnecessarily?

Cirrhosis. Your question is not clear. If you have cirrhosis the diagnosis would be thru a liver biopsy, but quite unusual to have all the tests you list not showing abnormalities suggesting the presence of cirrhosis. Why do you suspect you have this? Age 30 is very unusual for decompensated cirrhosis, and you should discuss this with your doctor. If this is anxiety see a therapist. Best wishes. Read more...
Cirrhosis. Should be clinically dx by exam rather then relying on scans,,if you need a scan to tell you pt has cirrhosis,,,theres a biger problem. Read more...
Yes. if imaging, physical examination and blood work are good you are good. Address your anxiety disorder and see your doctor. Read more...
I believe so. Combining these various imaging techniques enhances the chance of diagnostic accuracy so you should be reassured. I note you have anxiety so this is probably kicking in. I wonder if you are worrying about the effects of alcohol? Too much alcohol can certainly aggravate anxiety and liver disease, My approach would be to focus on cirrhosis prevention by avoiding all things toxic to the liver. Read more...

Would a contrast CT scan with barium swallow pick up decompensated liver cirrhosis?

It should. Oral contrast and intravenous contrast is needed to evaluate if there's compensation of the liver. Ultrasound also can show blood flow direction to further help in evaluating the liver. Read more...

Ct scan tell difference between mild fatty liver infiltration vs cirrhosis? Alt 142 AST 77

Depends. It depends on appearance of liver. With cirrhosis the liver may appear more nodular in appearance versus smooth echo texture but to truly determine whether or not cirrhosis is present or to what degree your liver has been damaged you need a biopsy. Read more...
Depends.... Classic definition of fatty infiltration of the liver (ie, hepatosteatosis) is a 10 hounsfield difference of attenuation between liver and spleen on an unenhanced ct. Secondary sequela of cirrhosis can be demonstrated on a ct such as macrolobulated border and nodule formation as well as sequela of portal hypertension. However, fatty liver and cirrhosis can co-exist and a biopsy can differentiate. Read more...

Can CT scan tell difference between mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver vs cirrhosis?

Sometimes. Cirrhosis DX based on symptoms, physical exam, and history of risk factors such as alcoholism. Obesity is now most common cause for fatty liver. Fatty infiltration can cause enlargement of liver.Cirrhosis usually causes hardening with scarring and reduction in liver size. Ct exam can sometimes detect fatty infiltration by reduced density of liver in some cases. Most accurate DX is biopsy of liver. Read more...
Yes. I am guessing you've been diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver after having raised liver enzymes and proving not to have hepatitis b or c, autoimmune hepatitis, wilson's (don't miss that one) or hemochromatosis. This sometimes progresses but usually doesn't; if it were my liver, i'd adopt a radical fitness-focused aerobic kind of lifestyle in addition to possible rx & diet. Read more...

I have fatty liver, jaundice but my liver biopsy is good and CT scan. No cirrhosis please help what do you think is it?

Liver inflammation. Liver inflammation from fatty deposits, alcohol damage or NASH is non alcoholic steatohepatitis. If you do drink you should stop immediately. Jaundice indicates liver damage. Even though you biopsy is normal now, you should avoid all potentially hepatotoxic substances to prevent further damage. Read more...

I have 2 alcoholic family members who have liver cirrhosis. Concerned about haemochromatosis. But cbc, lft, CT scan, mrcp normal. GI dr said not worry?

You don't have it. If all of those tests are normal, and hopefully including a normal iron panel, then you don't have hemochromatosis. The only other concern would be if you knew that your relatives had the genetic mutation for hereditary hemochromatosis. Doesn't sound like it though. Their alcoholism was probably the cause. ONLY get the genetic test IF they are positive. Read more...