Following my post Now Really Worried about 16 days ago, summerised here:
(Hi all, I posted tis post in mid January, this year:
Hi, early last year due to a lot of personal problems I started daily drinking between 10-12 pints of lager a day starting about mid February 2017. I had an ultrasound done in May 2017 which showed a fatty liver, so I stopped drinking at the end of July and started eating right and exercising. I got a fibroscan done on the 26th of October 2017 by a Hepatologist and the reading was 3.9 Kpa and he said no damage, but Within the last 2 months I have had a couple of major traumas, which has sent me on a 8 week binge of 10-12 lagers a day (very irresponsible I know). Could this have caused me to develop cirrhosis in this time? I have stopped now. Thanks in advance for any help.
Since this post I have been really stupid and thoughtless. My Mum and the person I relied on most died in mid February and I felt completely and unbearably lost and went back on the drink 10-12 pints a night to numb the pain as I was so depressed, I know I have let her down but with my history of depression i felt unable to cope. I have stopped now 5 days in but that makes nearly 6 months of daily drinking and I am now really worried that I have done some serious damage to my liver, I am so annoyed as I have let my Mum down and after a good Fibroscan reading of 3.9 Kpa last October 2017 I feel like I've thrown it all away and am really worried I've now got cirrhosis. Any help or feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.)
My G.P has referred me for an ultrasound this Monday 2nd July 2018, as I had a mild fatty liver in May 2017 and a Fibroscan of 3.9 Kpa in October 2017, I of course am very worried as I've been drinking for nearly 7 months daily. My question is does fatty liver always progress to Cirrhosis. Thde reason I ask is that in most studies I have read about 10 % of all alcoholics get Cirrhosis but all get Fatty Liver, so this would suggest to me that not everyone with Fatty Liver progresses to Cirrhosis. Does anyone have any more inforamtion on this? As you can imagine I am very worried about my scan and am in no way asking if it's OK to drink, I ask in the light of the scan last May to this one. I am just confused as the information seems to suggest that not everyone with Fatty Liver progresses to Cirrhosis, mt G.P suggests it's 10-20 %. Any help and information would be much appteciated. Thanks in advance for any help on this matter.