Re: Cirrhosis and almost normal labs
Liver enzyme labs basically show how many liver cells died the day the study was done but give little indication of how much fibrosis or scaring exists.
They are a good indicator of how fast damage is occurring, but a poor indicator of how much damage has been done.
It is quite possible to have normal labs with extensive fibrosis. Normal labs are a good sign though. They indicate though you may have a lot of existing fibrosis, current inflammation and ongoing damage is low and the rate of progression should be slow.
Take care of yourself and follow medical advise and you may be able to live with this disease for many years as long as inflammation and progression remain slow.
Best of Luck to you!
Last edited by BillinSD; 02-11-2012 at 09:20 AM.