I received the following results from an ultrsound: Diffusely increased echogenicity of the liver consistent with chronic hepatocellular disease. The presence of focal sparing in the gallbladder fossa indicates that this is at least in part related to fatty infiltration. When I searched it in internet hepatocellular disease HCC always comes up. Is hepatocellular disease a general term for liver damage or does this phrase typically point to carcinoma?
Welcome to icliniq.com.
Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern.
Still, it is not confirmed that it is cancerous or not, so do not worry. Yeah, there are changes in liver tissue which can be suspected as liver cirrhosis or fatty liver disease. And to specifically say about it, your doctor will do a biopsy, most probably, to confirm the diagnosis.
In USG (Ultrasonography), it shows that the liver's tissue has changed its color a bit.
So further testing is required. And the best one is the biopsy.
These are common in alcoholic people and less common in a nonalcoholic.
Please answer so I can help you accordingly.
Thank you for the reply.
I do not drink very much at all. Maybe two beers a month. My maternal grandmother died of liver cancer. She is the only one that I am aware of that had liver issues. My Ferritin level is 1,075, and my doctor asked about hemochromatosis in my family, to which I am unaware, regarding symptoms. I have a lack of sex drive and a lack of energy. I would have a lack of energy for quite some time, but I always attributed that to my thyroid.
Please let me know if I can clarify anything further.
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
It is good that you do not have symptoms related to the liver so far. And early diagnosis helps in treatment and prognosis as well. It looks like a fatty liver disease that is not in a severe state. It can be controlled. So I would suggest you do a further investigation such as a liver function test and biopsy and then treat it appropriately. And please avoid alcohol. And consume less fast food, less oily food and do eat more salads and drink the juice. All these things will keep you healthy. If anything else, please let me know.
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
.. worry. You may have anxiety more than disease itself. For raised total cholesterol you may take low cholesterol diet with regular exercise. Quitting of alcohol may be useful. Get it done ultrasound abdomen and liver scan. Avoid alcohol intake. Use... Read fullI want to know whether my liver is in bad condition.
My body weight is 645 kg and height is 5'3" ... Read fullWhat is the reason for abdomen pain and poor appetite?
I experienced a bit of testicular atrophy and muscle atrophy and weight loss (I went down to 70 kg from 78 kg) and less appetite ... I gained some weight in between ... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now