Can Fibrosis Occur in the Liver?

Q:
Can fibrosis occur in the liver?

A:
When fibrosis occurs in the liver, it’s called cirrhosis. Cirrhosis means that scar tissue replaces normal liver tissue. As a result, the liver can’t function normally.

Cirrhosis usually develops slowly, and its symptoms will appear gradually over time. The common symptoms include tiredness, swelling in the lower legs, yellow skin, bruise easily, have fluid build up in the abdomen, or develop spider-like blood vessels on the skin.

Cirrhosis often caused by fatty liver disease, alcoholism, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

Keywords: fibrosis liver; fibroscan liver; liver fibrosis

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