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I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with cirrhosis of the liver. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Ultrasound, liver bx

Cirrhosis can sometimes be diagnosed by non-invasive tests like ultrasound or ct scan.
Sometimes a liver biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis of cirrhosis. Other times blood work can show liver functions consistent with cirrhosis.

In brief: Ultrasound, liver bx

Cirrhosis can sometimes be diagnosed by non-invasive tests like ultrasound or ct scan.
Sometimes a liver biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis of cirrhosis. Other times blood work can show liver functions consistent with cirrhosis.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Labs, biopsy, imagin

Gold standard is a biopsy although it can commonly be diagnosed with imaging (ie ultrasound) and corresponding blood work.

In brief: Labs, biopsy, imagin

Gold standard is a biopsy although it can commonly be diagnosed with imaging (ie ultrasound) and corresponding blood work.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
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