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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Long answer!: And far too lengthy for this space. Check out this website http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/livertransplant_ez/#1 for all the details.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Replacement: An organ transplant or liver transplant is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged or diseased organ (liver) and replace it with a healthy organ (l ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
When: There is development of a large cancer or multisystem failure.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
: It depends on the cause of the need for liver transplant and the transplant center, but generally, 90-95% of patients are alive at 1 year, 75-85% at 2 ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distenti ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
27 years experience Hepatology
Yes: Her mortality would depend on her MELD score. Should explore deceased and living donor transplant. Hepatitis C treatment has evolved with excellent cu ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cirrhosis: My policy is to never remove hope from the situation, no matter how dire things seem to be. There is effective treatment for hep c and there are miti ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
And?: "liver injury post hysterectomy" is not a question. If you want an answer, you need to ask a question.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
48 years experience Palliative Care
See a gi specialist: Asciites can be drained and a catheter can be placed to drain the fluid at home.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Poor: Not good i'm afraid. The cardiac output alone is reaching a point of non-compatibility with life.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Ask for a referral: It is hard to give good advice without seeing where their tumors are located and whiteout knowing what the pathology is. There may be options for tre ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See GI doctor: Looks like that she has sustained major liver damage from the alcohol. She needs the expert care of a GI doctor and is at risk for upper GI hemorrhag ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes: It can definitely happen, although it also depends on whether your hospital offers this service.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Persistent High BP: About 90% of kidney transplant recipients have hypertension after the transplant. However, nearly all patients with kidney failure on dialysis have h ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubtful: But it never hurts to discuss this with an experienced oncologist (cancer doctor). Make sure, however, that you know the chances of response as well ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Living donor liver transplantation provides a liver for someone that has chronic or acute end-stage liver disease. There is often time to work up the ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood form ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: It's very common to have abnormal liver enzymes when cancer is present in the liver.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmm?: I'm sure it is possible; but you need to discuss this with not only your primary care doc; but also the transplant team as well to iron out the nuance ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whet ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liv ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience General Surgery
Very advanced: I am sorry to tell you that at this time there are no effective treatments for a tumor this large.

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