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Can liver disease affect pregnancy?

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Dr. Aarti Abraham


Practicing since :1998

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Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 in Pregnancy
Question: I was diagnosed with a fatty liver about 2 years ago. I am now 24 weeks pregnant. Can this affect my pregnancy. the OB said no! my liver enzymes are within normal limits. just wanted a second opinion.
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No risk to pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
A fatty liver is just a coincidental finding on an ultrasound scan.
The liver enzymes are normal, so there is nothing to worry about.
Yes, your OB is right, please forget about this matter, and put it out of your mind.
All the best.
PLease feel free to discuss further.
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