Puzzled: have been told I have cirrhosis which was picked up by chance from a CT scan for another condition. All my blood tests are normal and my liver "is doing all it is supposed to do". A gastroscope examination reveals no portal hypertension or varices and stomach and duodenal normal.I do have ankle and leg oedema and red palms. I am 83 years old. The consultant has said he doesn't want to see me for another year, so I am at a loss to know how serious my liver condition is. Any comments, please?