A member asked:

Hepc, cirohsis, portal hypertension, hepatic enceyclp. end stage liver disease, ascietes n edema...how much time left as doc says no treatment?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

My policy is to never remove hope from the situation, no matter how dire things seem to be. There is effective treatment for hep c and there are mitigating therapies for end-stage liver disease, including transplantation (although do not know if there is an age limit for this). In any event, predicting death is not a doctor's purview, and advise you to make the most of whatever live gives you.

Answered Apr 4, 2018



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Dr. A. tarig Ahmed answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The most common model that is used to estimate survival and severity is called meld score. That depends on your renal function, bilirubin (a liver function test) and also inr ( how thin is your liver). You can ask your provider to do this calculation for you.

Answered Mar 15, 2020



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