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How long can a person live after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
A long time: Cirrhosis means scarring of the liver. Patients can live over ten years with cirrhosis as long as they do not have other complications like liver canc ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Ricker
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: Depends on the cause and if there is a continued insult to the liver (etoh, etc). Noone can predict with certainty.

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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends.: If encephalopathy is manageable with lactulose and everything else is stable (no variceal bleeds, normal protime and albumin) - could be years. If dri ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Many years: It depends of the stage at the time to the diagnosis. Most cases can be treated for many years before it becomes very advanced.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on MELD: Difficult to estimate survival in patients with cirrhosis until their meld or child's score becomes elevated. If one's meld score is high, mortality i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
56 years experience Pathology
Enzyme and Biopsy: This all depends upon the blood enzyme levels and biopsy findings correlated with your imaging results. Talk to your doctor for more definitive answer ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Very Long: People can use this treatment for the long term.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Without failure,: Life expectancy can be increased by total abstinence from alcohol ; any drugs detoxified by liver, good diet, exersze ; sleep.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Liver disease: The progression of liver disease is difficult to predict and depends on the source of injury. The majority of people with stage 2 fibrosis live many ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Don't know what: You mean by main nursing. End stage cirrhosis is accompanied by yellow skin , urine conjunctiva, extreme weakness, abdominal swelling, leg swelling, g ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Ultrasound, liver bx: Cirrhosis can sometimes be diagnosed by non-invasive tests like ultrasound or ct scan. Sometimes a liver biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
36 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice: It is recommended to follow the liver enzyme panel which is a blood test. If any elevation of them occurs it needs to be stopped. It could cause cirrh ... Read More
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