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cirrhosis of the liver last stage before death

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
58 years experience Pathology
See below: Bleeding from esophageal varicese, ascites and liver failure with resultant renal disease or encephalopathy are the common causes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Similar to signs: Seen in other deaths- shortness breadth, hepatic coma (jaundice ; swelling(ascites).
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Last stages: At the end, the liver is unable to remove small molecules that cause the blood vessels to relax and not return blood to the heart. Appetite goes aroun ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Liver Disease: I think you may be mixing up your words and diagnoses. The last stage of cirrhosis is death. That is why everything possible is done before one get's ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
One drink: Is unlikely to make your cirrhosis worse. Follow up with your doctor as you routinely do and let him know the mistake. All the best.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Bowel pain?: More likely stone than cirrhosis. Fatty liver should not progress to cirrhosis by age 24. Stones can recur without gallbladder. My suspicion is that ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
15 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually fatty liver: not enough info presently but best to review the imaging report with your doctor.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
He's bought time: I'm glad that you are there for dad, whatever may have been the cause of his cirrhosis. Variceal bleeding has a much better prognosis than in the past ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info needed : Ther are several possible causes of abnormal liver function tests. These findings do not necessarily indicate cirrhosis. Best to discuss with your doc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
Steatosis: not necessarily, means you have a fattty liver which can be seen in cirrhosis
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