Frequently Asked Questions

What does a liver biopsy mean?

Liver biopsy is a medical test that is done to aid diagnosis of liver disease, to assess the severity of known liver disease, and to monitor the progress of treatment.

What is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the liver?

The most common causes of Cirrhosis are Hepatitis C, Alcohol-related Liver Disease, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Hepatitis B. Many people with Cirrhosis have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Alcohol remains the second most common cause of liver Cirrhosis after hepatitis C virus.

Does a liver biopsy hurt?

Because of the local anaesthetic, you should not feel any pain. However, you may feel some mild discomfort or pressure as the doctor pushes on the needle.

How to know if I am suffering from Jaundice?

Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, whites of the eyes and mucous membranes turn yellow because of a high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment.

What happens to your body when you have gastroenteritis?

When gastroenteritis causes you to vomit or have diarrhea, your body loses fluids and electrolytes. If you don’t replace those fluids and electrolytes, you may become dehydrated. When you are dehydrated, your body doesn’t have enough fluids and electrolytes to work properly.

What is the treatment for Hematemesis?

Following treatments are available:

  • Medicine may be given to reduce the amount of acid your stomach produces.
  • Endoscopy may be used to treat the cause of your bleeding.
  • A blood transfusion may be needed if you lose a large amount of blood.
  • An angiogram is done to look for and stop bleeding from an artery.

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