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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
49 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
49 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 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are several foactors to consider. Discuss this with your physician.
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Dr. Bates Moses
22 years experience Palliative Care
Very poor: Unfortunately very poor however depends on what is meant my "total" failure. If complete kidney failure means not making any urine, then prognosis is ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Short: You are asking how long a person can live when they are short of breath from liver failure and ascites. This means less than 20% of liver is working. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
22 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mangus
22 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bates Moses
22 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 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
9 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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