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Stage 4 cirrhosis and now complete liver failure what is life expectancy

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: On many clinical factors. Could be decades but if signs of liver failure could be much shorter. Get follow up with a gastroenterologist or hepatologis ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Short and variable: It is not feasible to predict with any degree of accuracy as to how long will a given individual with a given illness will live. See this site for mor ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
100% normal: The meds are going to offer you a 97-100% chance of cure. Please remember this year, while waiting for meds, you need at least four cups of caffeinate ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
48 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on origin: Liver cancer in actuality represents a primary hepatoma of the liver. Such lesions are not staged but rather considered resectable or unresectable. ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas Yajko
51 years experience General Surgery
Many factors: Depends on alot of factors , childs stage 4 without a transplant prob has two years. But it depends on ascites , increasing lft's, dt, s . Urea levels ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
It depends: There are a lot of factors involved. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, your doctor may be able to give you an estimate, but it is only that ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Hard to say: Typical staging of cirrhosis is by a, b, c and not numbers. There might be another scale that they are using. Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unpredictable: It is not possible to provide a time line as tumors and patients all behave differently. However, the clinical picture you provided is of a terminally ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Synonyms: Cirrhosis of the liver is synonymous with the microscopic image classified as"stage 4". Cirrhosis per sevis largely asymptomatic. However, end-stage ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Esophageal cancer: Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is a serious and increasingly common cancer. Early forms are treated by local excision, but once it invades muscle or ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rick Botelho
43 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your oncologist: This is a complicated question that no doctor can answer with the facts of your case. It depends on your response to your medical treatments.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Poor prognosis: Regretfully, Stage 4 disease is associated with spread of the liver cancer to minimally nearby lymph nodes, and probably through into blood vessels. ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are several foactors to consider. Discuss this with your physician.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Death: Hopefully, a dignified and graceful passing from this earth.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Very poor without a liver transplant.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Life expectancy will depend on overall health and other medical issues. Patients with stage 4kidney disease are at a 6-8 fold increased risk of cardi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Short: But it can be extended with dialysis. No one must die from kidney failure in the 21st century. Removing fluid with dialysis will also help the chf.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Ask the doctor: Either way this is not a good diagnosis. Ask his physician about his assessment of the staging, as well as the prognosis.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Many types of non-hodgkins lymphoma and prognosis varies. Even with stage iv, some are very curable. Need more details. Good luck!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: On average, some 20-22% of the dialyzed will pass away in every each year so to live longer than 5 yrs is hard. But, young age + hope to get kidney tr ... Read More

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