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can there be recovery with end stage liver failure?

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Dr. Richard Mangus
Transplant Surgery 22 years experience
Liver transplant: Most patients with the very end stages of liver failure will not recover - especially if they have underlying cirrhosis. The only reliable treatment for these patients is liver transplant, which is very successful in returning someone to a normal life. Patients without cirrhosis who just have acute liver injury may recover liver function if given supportive care and enough time.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

How long can you live in liver failure before you need to have it replaced?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Variable: It is hard to answer without determining the severity of the liver failure. This can be measured by blood tests. In severe liver failure, patients may develop encephalopathy and become unconscious.
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Are there easily recognizable signs of liver failure?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Jaundice: Liver failure, depending on how rapidly it occurs, will cause fluid in the abdomen(ascites), leg swelling, and a distinct yellow/bronze discoloration of the skin called jaundice.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if I have liver failure?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Liver failure: It means you could have hepatitis b/c, alcoholic cirrhosis , fatty liver, or autoimmune (your body produces antibody against your liver). It means you could bleed spontaneously. It means you may needs a liver transplant.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know cause of liver failure?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Man causes: From viral hepatitis with one or more of 8 or more viruses, alcohol, fatty liver disease, and others. The liver is one of the more resilient organs in our bodies, but it has its limits.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of liver failure?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Many: Progressive weakness, loss of weight, changing mental status, fluid retention in the belly and legs, yellow of the eyes, vomit of blood or in stool....Any or all of these can be present.

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