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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
48 years experience Palliative Care
A gi specialist : Ascites can be drained at home with a pleurx catheter and encephalopathy can be treated with lactulose.
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 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver failure : I realize how concerned you are about your son. As you can imagine that those symptoms are pretty serious. I am sure his doctors have a lot more infor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Not good.: When a liver with cirrhosis is having trouble doing it's job, it's called end-stage liver disease. This means that the liver is beginning to fail. G ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Morse
24 years experience Hepatology
Cirrhosis scale: Score output from an equation that rates severity of liver malfunction that includes bilirubin (waste product cleared by liver), INR (blood clotting f ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Can maintain the: Metabolic demands of the body. Could be multi organ failure (heat, lung, liver, kidney) the more the worse and higher rate of morbidity and mortality. ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas Yajko
51 years experience General Surgery
Many factors: Depends on alot of factors , childs stage 4 without a transplant prob has two years. But it depends on ascites , increasing lft's, dt, s . Urea levels ... 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
21 years experience Palliative Care
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
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Improving: Formerly this was zero. A decade ago it might have been 10%. With the new targeted medications for common renal cell carcinoma, it is impossible to g ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad news: Prognosis is grim, but I would suggest in the interim good symptom control through a palliative care line or hospice care. A variety of factors play i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Longevity and ESRD: Patients with esrd live shorter lives than age-matched control without esrd. Their longevity depends on their age when they start dialysis and what ot ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ruth Spector
34 years experience Critical Care
Not functioning: After a certain amount of damage, the liver is no longer able to "do its job". Our liver makes necessary proteins and also helps with factors needed ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
ESRD options: Patients with esrd have 4 options. One is hemodialysis (h), either at a dialysis center, doing regular or nocturnal h, or doing h at home. The second ... 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 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 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 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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
Depends: Depends on what caused the renal failure, age, comorbidities, and transplant candidacy.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Impossible: There are many variables that you don't state (and probably don't know). Even if all the lab values were available, an accurate time table is never po ... Read More
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 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Kidney failure?: Stage 1 chronic kidney disease (not failure), is the stage f chronic kidney disease (ckd) for patients who have a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) &gt ... Read More
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