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Author Topic: Liver Biopsy  (Read 4572 times)

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Offline Pelham123

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Liver Biopsy
« on: August 07, 2014, 08:36:51 am »
My doctor has not ordered a liver biopsy, yet.  (He said where we live, they don't have fibroscan technology, so that isn't an option).  my blood markers are all good except for the AST/ALT which seems to be coming down with treatment.   

I'm glad not to have a liver biopsy because, from what I have read, there's no cure for Cirrhosis and the management protocol is to live a liver healthy lifestyle (which I'm already doing) and have regular check ups, which I will have anyway even after treatment.  It's possible they could find liver cancer, but if not, I could get it in the future anyway.  Then what?  I have to have another biopsy?

Last week, The doctor hinted that we 'may' want to do a biopsy after treatment.   

Knowing what stage of Cirrhosis I have would be interesting, but would it change my treatment options?

 


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