Stage is a measure of the amount of fibrosis scaring in your liver. There are 4 stages and each stage is a range of damage. Stage 4 is cirrhosis and there are variants of that: you can have compensated cirrhosis or decompensated cirrhosis.
Stage 2 is not as worrisome as stage 3, obviously, but stage 0 is normal and anything higher means the disease is scarring your liver and needs to be closely watched.
How long do you think you have the disease? It is a good idea to try and estimate how slowly your disease is progressing.
I am not a doctor; you should really discuss this with a hepatologist to get the entire picture.
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