A 51-year-old male asked:
what is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?
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General Practice 28 years experience
Liver Disease: I think you may be mixing up your words and diagnoses. The last stage of cirrhosis is death. That is why everything possible is done before one get's to this last stage. Now, what were you really asking?
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A 24-year-old member asked:
How does cirrhosis affect my liver?
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Several ways: The most easy wdy to explain it is to say it makes it unable to handle and detoxify normal body wates that it should. It can be fatal.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Do I have cirrhosis of the liver? What does this mean?
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Specializes in Hepatology
Advanced liver scar: Cirrhosis is a pathologic definition describing the amount of scar tissue within the liver. Sometimes the definition can be made without a liver biopsy based upon the clinical presentation. Cirrhosis is the end result of ongoing liver damage from any cause (ie. Alcohol, hepatitis c, others). Not everyone with cirrhosis will develop complications of liver failure though medical follow up is needed.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?
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Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is end result of scarring. It can happen due to other disease processes that can cause scarring including autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, NASH and others.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How can cirrhosis of the liver affect sexual function?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Impotence: There is usually disordered catabolism of sex hormones leading to more estrogen in men that reduces libido and often causes impotence.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
How does someone develop cirrhosis of the liver?
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Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Chronic liver diseas: The most common causes of cirrhosis are chronic excessive alcohol use, chronic infection with hepatitis c, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis b, primary biliary cirrhosis, autoimmune hepatitis and others.
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Last updated Aug 24, 2013
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