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End stage cirrhosis death

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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
Pathology 58 years experience
See below: Bleeding from esophageal varicese, ascites and liver failure with resultant renal disease or encephalopathy are the common causes.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Variable: Gi bleeding, abdominal swelling, edema, encephalopathy, wasting etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Sahaanswered
Palliative Care 43 years experience
Cirrhosis of LIVER: Do enroll in a good hospice program. They will provide best 'comfort care' not unnecessary care! GI bleeding, swelling of brain, poor appetite, nause... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
That is the end: When the liver is affected by constant insult or injury, often in relationship to hepatitis or other inflammatory diseases, fibrosis (scarring) is sta... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Depends: It depends on how advanced is the cirrhosis, and if complications develop (such as esophageal varices, ascites, encephalopathy). The meld score formul... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Variable: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determine surgical candidates for cirrhosis pts. Search online for child... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Maybe: Ask your doctors what stage of cirrhosis is present if each one provided one of the terms (stages 1 - 4). End-stage typically means the liver is no l... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
Palliative Care 22 years experience
Four (4): Cirrhosis is typically staged from 1 to 4. End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and ... Read More

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