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A 41-year-old female asked:

My husband has hep c and cirrhosis stage 4 since 2003 he is getting his liver tapped today.he is on lasiks 3 times a day at 4o mg a pop. his liver and?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
What is the ?: Cirrhosis represents scarring of the liver. It is usefully classified as child's (or child-pugh) class a, b or c. This has nothing to do with hep c as such. Tapping fluid (ascites) suggests it is class b or c and often indicates there is poor fluid and salt management. Lasix (furosemide) needs only once daily therapy. 120 of Lasix (furosemide) usually requires spironolactone to counter the k+ loss (often in a 40:100 ratio).
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Ascites: Your description sounds like end stage liver disease with ascites. Abdominal paracentesis to remove fluid should temporarily relieve symptoms andcan be repeated as needed.

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