Liver cirrhosis is late-stage fibrosis of the liver that occurs when scar tissue gradually replaces healthy liver tissue due to long-term alcohol abuse or infection. A variety of conditions or illnesses can lead to liver cirrhosis, such as alcohol abuse, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, cystic fibrosis, Wilson's disease, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. People with liver cirrhosis may have appetite loss, weakness, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, itching, swelling in the legs, feet, ankles, low sex drive, easy bleeding and bruising, and ascites. Treatment involves avoiding alcohol, medications to control hepatitis and other symptoms of liver cirrhosis.
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Query: Hi doctor, Please explain these results. I have a median ARFI of 2.17 m/sec, IQR of 0.28, and IQR median of 0.13, and METAVIR at stage 4. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is basically a fibroscan result of a liver and it measures the severity of stiffness in the liver caused by a particular disease. The result shows F4 fibrosis and it is an advanced stage of stiffness. If it is not controlled properly, then it will lead to cirrhosis a... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I had problems like gas, diahhrea, and abdominal pain. I had an ultrasound of abdomen and diagnosed with fatty liver. Will this ultrasound show fibrosis of the liver? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ultrasound abdomen can only tell about the presence of fat. For fibrosis and quantification of fat, another imaging modality is used called Fibroscan. It is similar to ultrasound. For confirmation of fibrosis, sometimes a biopsy of the liver is needed, but it is an i... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,The patient is 65 years old. Doctors have concluded liver fibrosis stage 2. In fibro scan, the lymphocytes are 95 %, amylase is 20 U/L, monocytes and macrophages is 5 %. The fluid is hazy in appearance. Can liver fibrosis be reversed? Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Two years back, after a routine blood test I was diagnosed with fatty liver due to raised liver enzymes ALT 53 ALP 66 and GGT188. I later underwent a liver scan and the conclusion was Child A Cirrhosis-possibly secondary to NASH. Advised to lose weight with no medication prescribed. Y... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have investigated by fibroscan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The 19 kpa is suggestive of grade 4 fibrosis in liver. The fibrosis can from due to chronic inflammation. The NASH is form of hepatitis due to overweight. So, fibrosis can develo... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Four months before, I was diagnosed with fatty liver, slightly elevated fasting sugar and the level of total cholesterol. My current medications are tablet Viboliv 500 daily two times in a restricted diet and Nexpro RD. I had consumed spicy foods rarely. In the last four months, I lost... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fatty liver disease is also known as NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), which may progress to NAFLD that is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. However, the critical concern lies in determining whether fibrosis or cirrhosis is developing and whether the condition ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. Two years back, I found that I have autoimmune hepatitis. At that time they did Fibroscan, in that kPa is 14.5 (F4). Last one year I took medicines (steroids) and I stopped. Now it again came back and doctors did a biopsy, in that it is showing: Portal and lobular he... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In autoimmune hepatitis, it is possible to decrease the fibrosis. Or other possibility may be that, initial fibroscan was done in acute inflammatory state hence it may be falsely high. We need to compare it with the liver enzymes at that point of time. Autoimmune disease ... Read Full »