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how long do you live with liver failure

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
See below: If you have severe heart, liver and kidney failure, your outlook is poor...Sorry!

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What's the cause?: And how bad is the failure? If it's the result of acetaminopen poisoning or acute hepatitis b or an 'herbal remedy' that was actually poison (this is ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Weeks to months to: Years. It depends on too many factors to think about in this setting.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience Critical Care
Depends: ... On what caused it and if it is reversible and if they are a transplant candidate.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not long: Liver failures may mean differnt things to different people. It typically implies rising bilirubin level(yellowing of the body called jaundice). Unles ... Read More
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: The time can vary depending upon the cause and the underlying factors in a given individual.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Variable: It is hard to answer without determining the severity of the liver failure. This can be measured by blood tests. In severe liver failure, patients m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mangus
21 years experience Transplant Surgery
Can be very late: The liver is a small factory that performs many functions in the body - detoxification, processing of food, generation of proteins, modulation of bloo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Not long: If these organs truly stopped working completely, survival would be short 1-2 weeks at most.

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