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end stage liver failure life expectancy

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: There are 2 main categories of liver failure-- compensated or uncompensated. Compensated means that the liver while profoundly injured, can still per ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are several foactors to consider. Discuss this with your physician.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Not enough info...: ...To determine, but even with more data it remains that only one individual (g-d) knows for sure. In the meantime, please avoid alcohol to decelerate ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
short: This unfortunate collection of organ failures is called hepatorenal syndrome, it is rarely curable and associated with a short life span. Dialysis and ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Very hard to say: I'm sorry you have these symptoms. But, it is very hard to say when "the end" will be. I would stay in close contact with your doctors to make sure yo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Liver failure: Fatigue persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice) loss of appetite nausea abdominal swelling due to fluid accumulation (a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mangus
21 years experience Transplant Surgery
Liver transplant: Most patients with the very end stages of liver failure will not recover - especially if they have underlying cirrhosis. The only reliable treatment f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
21 years experience Palliative Care
Depends on severity: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determine surgical risk for cirrhosis pts. Search online for childs-pugh ... Read More
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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 43-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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