I just wondered if anyone out there also has liver fibrosis?
I was diagnosed with AIH just over a year ago.
When my liver biopsy was done, it took about 6 weeks to get my results and when they came back they told me I have stage 5 liver damage, which is fibrosis and means I have scarring on my liver.
I was relieved it wasn't cirrhosis and it thought this meant my liver has a chance to repair itself.
At my last consultation however, I asked my consultant if he expects my liver damage to improve and he said unfortunately it's very unlikely, because scarring is usually permanent.
I'm a little confused, because I though livers could regenerate if you didn't have cirrhosis, but now it sounds like they can't repair themselves if you have fibrosis either?
If there is anyone out there who has fibrosis as well, it would be great to hear from you and find out if the liver damage could improve, stays the same or gets worse?
My next biopsy is in March next year and I feel so scared that it could get worse, I feel like I have no hope of my liver improving from what my consultant said and I'm even worrying it could deteriorate into cirrhosis?