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How long to regenerate liver

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Clarify?: I will guess that you mean, "how can i tell whether I am recovering from hepatitis or some other liver trouble?" especially when people are being trea... Read More
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
I agree however: I agree w/the previous answer, however we need more information. If you are asking about being a donor or recipient of a living donor liver transplan... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Many causes: Liver disease can result from excessive alcohol, viruses, bacteria, developmental issues and environmental or other toxins. Your youth is a bonus. Tal... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
WHOA!!!: Please forgive my frankness. You owe it to yourself to find out why your liver function tests (i assume) and bilirubin are abnormal. My own bet is tha... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Congratulations: on Quitting drinking Alcohol. DO not go back to it . Not even for social reason at least for now. Vit B complex especially B1, B2, B6 and B12 as well... Read More
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
CONGRATULATIONS!: Take a MULTIVITAMIN especially with Vit B complex (THIAMINE most important)!! The liver is a great organ and if not permanently damaged (fibrosis/sca... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Nicely if you let it: The liver's ability to self-heal is amazing. If a person who's been poisoned and lost 99% of the liver cells can be brought through the acute episode,... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It's amazing: After a poisoning or acute hepatitis with 99% of the liver cells gone, they'll replace themselves in a few days. Ultramarathon runners routinely susta... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Incredibly: The regrowth after an accidental ingestion of poison or a bout of really bad hepatitis is amazing -- in fact, you probably kill liver cells if you run... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Even sooner: After massive necrosis from a virus or poison, the liver is often back-to-normal in a few weeks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Any age : As long as one is healthy, the liver is able to gradually regenerate. Having said that, a body's resilience is certainly greater in a young healthy pe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
Hepatology 23 years experience
After surgery?: partial hepatectomy is obviously where most of this data comes from - after just a few weeks, 90+% liver has regenerated to its expected volume. ther... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
The Liver: The liver is a marvelous and mysterious organ that can heal itself usually if the thing causing trouble is removed or stopped. I see you are on acetom... Read More

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