How good are the ultra sounds for scanning your liver?

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Ex heavy drinker 10 years 100 units a week

Had bloods taken I'm told I'm fine ?

Had ultra sound done told I have small scar on my liver but nothing to worrie about ?

Stopped drinking as I was having pains. the pains went away for two months when sober. I drank 4 days in 9 now I've got the full pain again why?

Anybody else get liver pains and know other symptoms I did get about 10 big red spots on my forearm.

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    Its called Fatty live ( alcoholic), since there is a non-alcoholic one too. 

    Yes it does cause pain and it will go away when the insult on the liver is withdrawn. Liver is very forgiving as it generates itself. 


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    The best, they are even better if the radiologist is good at their job.

    But hey, Rocky's the man, so listen to what he has to say.

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      Due to (alcohol) cirrhosis, I have to have one every six months. A good radiologist can see pretty much everything. My blood tests always come back fine, because I do not drink any more. But the scans always show the damamge that has already been done.
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      Thanks again. I'm just hoping that the scan was right and the woman doing it did a proper job as when I had my ultra sound they said it looked fine her actual words were " absolutely nothing to worry about but you do have a small harmless scar on your liver but everything looks ok" but it just doesn't match how I feel with pain in my side (liver) and knowing how much I've drank over the years daily 70-100+ units a week every week. how can they tell me I'm fine ? My gut feeling is saying other wise. I Really want a second opinion from doctor or another scan fibro or ultrasound not sure how to go about this

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      The 'woman' doing the scan, a radiologist, is actually a dcotor, trained to read ultrasounds. She then interprets them for the gastro/GP.

      She is certainly not a machine operator. If you can become friendly with them, they will often tell you far more than the gastro/GP does.

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