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how long does a person live after giving part of his liver

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Several weeks: You would first have to undergo a thorough medical evaluation to be sure that you were healthy and could safely tolerate the surgery. This would incl ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
As soon as possible: If you want to donate your liver , speak to the transplantation team, they immediately asses you, you health condition, are you free from contagious d ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
It depends: It depends on the type of donation. Left lobe donation (to a child) is an easier operation with a shorter recovery. Right lobe donation (to an adult ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
Need to see doctor: It is difficult to tell you what it is. You need to see your doctor to examine you and order necessary testings.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Go to see ur doctor: You should see your doctor and get yourself checked. Imaging study- like ct scan , perlvic sonogram etc- definitely will need to be done. There are a ... Read More
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Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
Several things: There are many things that could manifest like this:1) inflamatory(infection, sebaceous cyst, endometrioma if you have had uterine surgery before) 2) ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Virgilio George
14 years experience General Surgery
Some : Some ostomies are for ever and other temporary. For low rectal cancer a temporary may be use to proted the new conection alowed to be healthy.If the c ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
See attached URL: While there are several areas you can get more information, i suggest you go to the website of the american society of transplantation and download th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: The liver can regenerate at any age, depending on how much liver is removed. Also, there are appears to a decrease in the ability to do so as we age. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: There are numerous bile ducts throughout the liver. There are also bile ducts outside of the liver. The liver produces the bile. The bile ducts drain ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver donation: Worst risk is liver failure. That is why patients who are thinking in becoming living donors are very, very carefully screened to avoid risks.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
34 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: There are bile ducts both inside and outside the liver that drain the bile from the liver to the intestines.
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