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Should you gwt a second opinion when diagnosed with extreme fatty liver?

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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Get a work up

You do not necessarily need a second opinion.
What you need is a work up to determine the cause of the fatty liver. If your doctor cannot determine the cause, then you should seek a second opinion. Causes include alcohol, medications, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, and metabolic abnormalities.

In brief: Get a work up

You do not necessarily need a second opinion.
What you need is a work up to determine the cause of the fatty liver. If your doctor cannot determine the cause, then you should seek a second opinion. Causes include alcohol, medications, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, and metabolic abnormalities.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

Fatty liver is an emerging epidemic of liver disease mirroring obesity epidemic in the US.
Fatty liver has a large spectrum from benign fat deposition (steatosis) fat with inflammation (steatohepatitis) which eventually results in cirrhosis. Life style and dietary modification is the current treatment of choice. Vitamin E is beneficial only in patients with steatohepatitis.

In brief: Perhaps

Fatty liver is an emerging epidemic of liver disease mirroring obesity epidemic in the US.
Fatty liver has a large spectrum from benign fat deposition (steatosis) fat with inflammation (steatohepatitis) which eventually results in cirrhosis. Life style and dietary modification is the current treatment of choice. Vitamin E is beneficial only in patients with steatohepatitis.
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on if your provider is comfortable treating this disease.
A good test is to see if your provider knows the latest research regarding vitamin E (should help). If you are moving towards cirrhosis, see a gastroenterologist.

In brief: Depends

It depends on if your provider is comfortable treating this disease.
A good test is to see if your provider knows the latest research regarding vitamin E (should help). If you are moving towards cirrhosis, see a gastroenterologist.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Depends if you trust your provider. We needs more information about your health profile.
Internet is not the best way to evaluate this.

In brief: Depends

Depends if you trust your provider. We needs more information about your health profile.
Internet is not the best way to evaluate this.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Patricia Raymond
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes

Some medical centers are doing studies using diabetes medications in nondiabetics to improve fatty liver, which can progress if untreated to cirrhosis of te liver.

In brief: Yes

Some medical centers are doing studies using diabetes medications in nondiabetics to improve fatty liver, which can progress if untreated to cirrhosis of te liver.
Dr. Patricia Raymond
Dr. Patricia Raymond
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