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Liver Fibrosis

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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Will abdominal ultrasound show fibrosis of the liver?

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 »

Dr. Sultan Zeb Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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