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Posted on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: dear doctor, I have diagnosed with f3 liver fibrosis on fibroscan. ast is 51, alt 65 and all other lft normal. lipids are normal. grade 3 fatty liver. I used to take alcohol daily. very honestly do you think its reversible or not.
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Answered by Dr. Samir Patil 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
not completely reversible

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

if you have F 3 fibrosis on fibroscan then it is unlikely to be reversible. Your management should focus on prevention of progression of fibrosis.
Completely stopping alcohol is the first step in doing this.
I would advise a upper GI endoscopy to look for presence of dilated veins ( varices) in the esophagus.

Hope this helps
Do get back in case you have further queries

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Dr Samir Patil
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