Liver Disorders Community
Fibrosis of liver with unknown cause?
About This Community:

This support community is for discussions and support relating to liver disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fibrosis of liver with unknown cause?

   I went to an ER at Trinity Hospital in Minot, ND twice within about a month for Acute Pancreatitis. They never found the cause. I don't drink at all, gall bladder was fine, not overweight, I'm 40yrs. old white male.
   The Dr. kept asking about my alcohol drinking habits and I kept telling them I don't drink AT ALL. I ask why they kept asking this. They told me my liver had severe fibrosis. I ask what this was and they told me scar tissue on my liver. I said ok, so what about it. They said the reason we keep asking you this is because your liver shows more fibrosis than a person who has been a severe alcoholic for many, many years! If you don't drink, we wonder what has caused this!
   I was as shocked as they were about it. I told them I had been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that has yet been diagnosed specifically. The first Dr. at the local Health Department said they were absolutely sure I had SLE Lupus... later I found out this was not the case. Could the two be related?
   If anyone has any idea of what might have caused this liver damage, please reply. Or if you know of a similar case! Thank you for your time!
Tags: Liver, liver fibrosis, Weird Liver Disease, Liver Diseases, fibrosis of liver, unknown liver problems, lupus, scar, fibrosis
Avatar m tn
Yes, an auto-immune disease can be associated with liver problems. But first, how were the doctors able to assess your liver fibrous issue? Blood work (and a guess) or imaging (still a little guess) or direct measurement (via liver stiffness or biopsy)? We need a bit more info to see if we can be of any help.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
707563 tn?1455827280
Blank
Emily_MHModerator Survey link - https://goo.g... Comment
13 hrs ago
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on dominosarah's status
14 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
stilltrying1965 commented on No Cirrhosis of the L...
14 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
317787 tn?1465993311
Blank
Dee1956
DC
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
Liver Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
317787 tn?1465993311
Blank
Dee1956
DC
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34