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BIOPHSY OR NO BIOPHSY?
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BIOPHSY OR NO BIOPHSY?

IF MY ANA LEVELS HAVE BEEN SLIGHTLY ELEVATED, THEN DOES IT WARRANT A LIVER BIOPHY TO BE DONE OR MORE EXTENSIVE BLOODWORK STUDIES? HE DID A CATSCAN OF THE ABDOMEN AND THAT CAME BACK FINE AS DID MY ANNUAL CHOLESTEROL, JUST THIS AGAIN.
RP, FLORIDA
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If the doctor has reason to believe you have autoimmune hepatitis then a biopsy would be a good thing. If you just have slightly elevated ANA with no other symptoms, that is common in women. 10% of healthy women have elevated ANA's at some point in their lives. That is a huge number of ladies.
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