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Can liver cancers go undetected in usg? Does ast/alt values has anything to do with hcc? Can u get liver failure without jaundice? I've hypoglycemia
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Not really
Liver failure refers to the rapid development of severe acute liver injury with impaired synthetic function and encephalopathy.
Jaundice is one sign of synthetic dysfunction. Early on in the course of liver failure, jaundice may not be evident but blood work would be suggestive.

In brief: Not really
Liver failure refers to the rapid development of severe acute liver injury with impaired synthetic function and encephalopathy.
Jaundice is one sign of synthetic dysfunction. Early on in the course of liver failure, jaundice may not be evident but blood work would be suggestive.
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: It's Possible
Yes, liver cancer can go undetected, specially when there are no known risk factors in a person.
Ast/alt are liver enzymes that may go up for many reasons (inflammation, obstruction, congestion in liver). Hcc may be present with normal levels. If there are risk factors present like hep b or cirrhosis checking AFP and ultrasound every 6 months is recommended as screening for hcc.

In brief: It's Possible
Yes, liver cancer can go undetected, specially when there are no known risk factors in a person.
Ast/alt are liver enzymes that may go up for many reasons (inflammation, obstruction, congestion in liver). Hcc may be present with normal levels. If there are risk factors present like hep b or cirrhosis checking AFP and ultrasound every 6 months is recommended as screening for hcc.
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