How many liver biopsies can you get?

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cured4real?
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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi--
I've had four and have severe steatosis with every liver cell affected.  It is typical in my family for this disorder--acompanied by metabolic syndrome and diabetes to progress to cirrhosis and then death at an early age.  I'm wondering how many biopsies a person can get.  I think I've developed some fibrosis and things are plodding along down the road to being sicker, but I wonder how they will know.  Does anyone know how many you can have?  I assume they fill in with tissue, right?  Is there a point you can reach where you can't have them anymore?  Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
Love, Marji
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