Please don't judge me I'm a hard working 32 year old male. Today I had an ultra sound the nurse giving me the ultra sound must have been quite experienced as she was teaching another nurse and they were quite thorough. When she finishe her actual words were "all done everything is normal but you have a small scar on your liver but is nothing to worrie about" i wish I'd asked more questions not just heard the words nothing to worry about and left!
I've drank 5-7 beers 440ml 5% or a bottle of wine and a couple of beers every night for past 10 years. I quit drinking 6 weeks ago had a liver fuction test that came back as normal. I drank up until the day before the test as I wanted my test results based on my every day life and not a well rested liver. I also did the same in the summer on an earlier attempt to quit! The liver function tests came back normal then too, but my dad died so I carried on drinking for for months.
The reasons I've quit alchole isn't because of health reasons have forced me to stop. its more family reasons (girlfriend) and just wanting to change the way my life's heading. I never had any symptoms of cirrhosis or liver disease. I just woke up a few times after a A heavy sessions with a red puffy face that would go by lunch time Wether I will quit for ever who knows....
So I have few questions
Is a small scar nothing to worry about ?
Is a scar on the liver permanent ?
Is it early cirrhosis ?
Could I have a small scar on the out side of my liver and loads on the inside there for not showing on scan ?
Can you get scaring without having fatty liver, alcoholic liver disease or hepititus ?
How reliable are blood liver funtion tests?
How reliable are ultra sounds for scanning the liver would the be able to tell if I have liver damage ?
Is it possible to have drunk like that and not of done any damage as that's kinda of what I got from the tests
Please help me with answering these I'm worrying thanks ..