I understand your concern, and the simple answer is: yes, it can decrease in size, back to a normal size. However in order to do that you need to get rid of whatever is damaging your liver, in your case the genotype
2, that is actually an "easy" genotype to treat, with good response rates to current treatments.
As a hepatologist, I do not get terribly concerned about the size of the liver if there are no other issues going on (no heart problems, no liver vessel problems). The largest liver I have seen was about 24cm. We are mostly concerned about the scarring on the liver, mainly in patients with hepatitis C
. The only certain way to say how much scarring there is on your liver is with a liver biopsy
, although there are many blood tests that can give a good idea about your liver function. The simplest (and cheapest) one is a blood platelet count
(which if it is less than 150 000 then it is concerning for liver scarring, and certainly below 100 000).