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I previously posted this a while back:
Hi, I have posted before about my recent drinking binge which started in November 2017 with 10 pints of lager a night, due to my mother being diagnosed with cancer, she passed away in February and I have not been able to stop, for more than a day or two in 7 months now I am really concerned about the damage I have caused to my liver. I had a fibroscan done at the end of October 2017 which was 3.9 Kpa, I am frightened enough now that I've booked an appointment with my G.P for next week and also booked an appointment with a grief and addiction councillor, I also have tapered down this week from 10 pints a night to 6 pints. I am very concerned that I have caused cirrhosis or irreparable damage to my liver over this period, I also feel pain in my back. Could this binge have caused me cirrhosis? I am now so afraid and ready to stop but fear it's too late and am afraid of withdrawals. Could I have developed cirrhosis in this time any help would be appreciated. I have posted about this a few months ago but have stupidly continued.
So my question is:
I had been told I have alcoholic fatty liver this was before the Fibroscan last October 2017, (in May 2017). My question is does, alcoholic fatty liver always progress to cirrhosis as I am a little confused by what I have read, that it is generally 10 % of alcoholics who get cirrhosis, but modt if not all alcoholics get fatty liver. Which to me would suggest that fatty liver doesn't always progress to cirrhosis, maybe in only 10 % of alcoholics. As far as my drinking is going I am seeing an addiction and grief councillor and finding new coping methods, but have recently had a few blips which has really upset me. Thanks in advance for any information on this subject.
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