Possible liver fibrosis

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I havent talked to my doctor yet since result for ALT etc test is still on pending. yesterday, i did fibro scan, in the result i have 9.8kpa, stiffness/IQR is 14%. And i think it i have a possible liver fibrosis. I am really worried. I think about it all night up until today. Tell me if this could be reversible/curable? Im only 26 yrs female.

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    Fibrosis grading from fibroscan has different scales for different types of liver issues.  9.8 may not be all that ominous on the alcoholic liver disease scale, but could be more concerning for non-alcoholic fatty liver.  Do a web search for "fibroscan score card" and match your reading to your specific condition.  

    Hope this helps

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      doctor said on the request is i belong from non alcholic fatty liver, but i am a moderate drinker though i limit my alcohol drinking this year. lets say 2 bottles a month. i am just concern if i can recover from this "assuming i have liver fibrosis" sad i am scared. i think about it whole day sad

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    Diffuse fibrosis can resolve to some extent over time, but septal and nodular (advanced) fibrosis is largely permanent.  Younger patients tend to recover better and easier than older patients, so your age will be helpful in a good recovery.  

    You can live a full and normal life with mild and even moderate levels of fibrosis, so please don't consider this a life altering problem.  Halting progression of the disease process is key to staying healthy so you need to work with your doctor  and continue to monitor this closely.  

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      Thank u so much for your answer!!!your words keep me calm for now. Hehe. Now, will just have to wait for my doctor's assessment. I will fight this disease as hard i as i can. I need to lose a lot of weight, and keep eating healthy. Will keep you posted for my progress as well. #roadtorecovery

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      Fibrosis in the liver is scar tissue, much like scars on your skin.  Much of it is often permanent, but it can fade and largely resolve over the years.  If an advanced imaging technique (CT or MRI) shows "septal" or "nodular" fibrosis, this most likely will be permanent, but widely scattered "diffuse" fibrosis can often largely resolve once the inflammatory pathology is halted.  

      As on your skin, scarring may not look pretty, and may not ever completely resolve, but as long as your skin continues being able to do what it is supposed to be doing (keeping your insides in and what's outside out) then its functionality remains intact.  It's the same with the liver.  Mild to moderate scaring usually doesn't affect the functioning of the liver significantly, and you can live a full and normal life, provided progression of the disease process is effectively halted.  

      When and if fibrosis/scarring reaches an advanced state known as "F-4", it becomes classified as cirrhosis, and this stage is typically progressive (can't be completely stopped).  Cirrhosis is the only stage of liver disease that is considered "irreversible".  The life expectancy for early stage cirrhosis (Child-Pugh Class A) is still up to 20 years, and a lot can (and will!) happen in the treatment of this liver issue over the next couple of decades.  

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      My Doppler Ultrasound report is: "Aorta, pancreas, biliary tract, gall bladder and normal kidney. The spleen has no focal lesion, it is normal dimension. The liver has micro-nodular contours suggestive of chronic hepatopathy. No suspicious focal lesion. Doppler flow no anomaly on the portal vein and hepatic veins".  In summary: "Signs in favor of chronic hepatopathy. No sign of portal hypertension. No focal lesions in the hepatic parenchyma".  I am unfamiliar with "micro-nodular contours" Is it reversible?

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