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Cirrhosis Ascites Life Expectancy
What is average life-expectancy for a patient who has liver cirrhosis and has developed ascites for 2 weeks and seems to respond to Lasix and aldactone? Thanks.
What Stage ?: Life expectancy depends on what stage is the disease , is it irreversible, what is meld score need inr, creatinine & bilurubin levels to access ( model for end stage liver disease ) presence of active hep b or c eso. Varices etc . Based on info appear to be stage iii or IV if untreated not much time left , need liver transplantation. Meld score to put on waiting list. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Ascites is also known as Abnormal fluid buildup in abdomen, Fluid in the abdomen. Ascites is a symptom in which a person has fluid (watery liquid) in his tummy, but the fluid is outside of the organs. Ascites fluid can surround the stomach, intestines, and bladder, but ascites fluid is ...Read more
Complicated: Patients with liver cirrhosis develop many complications since the presence of ascites means that there is portal hyperteinsion in the venous system draining the bowel with nutrients heading to the liver. Such patients can go into liver failure and coma or develop complications from portal hypertension such as esophageal varices. A shunt has to be performed to lessen or eliminate the problem. ...Read moreGet help now ›
What happens if anyone have an experience with cirrhosis, ascites please give me some advice about treatment. thank you.?
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I had a biopsy that proved I have cirrhosis. My GI said it was a slight case. Yet i've had ascites around my liver. With that how can it be slight?
Communication issue?: Any degree of inflammation in the liver can cause some ascites. You might have a small amount of ascites. Of course, to each patient, his condition is very serious. I'm sure your doctor is also very concerned about your liver but trying to convey that based on experience, he or she has seen much worse. Make sure to ask your doctor at your next visit in order to help improve communication. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Im suffering from cirrhosis, portal hypertension and ascites/ can you tell me more about treatment for this?
FEW OPTIONS: Your hepatologist (liver specialist) would be the best person to decide what would be the best treatment for you. Options include: b-blocker to decrease portal pressure, diuretics (lasix/aldactone) to control ascites and in certain cases tips (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt). Best recommendation is to avoid anything that may further damage the liver. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have stage 4 cirrhosis with some ascites and varices and my kidney function is in question. How could my kidney function be affected by cirrhosis?
Liver/kidney: you say you have ascites - the simplest explanation is the diuretics for the ascites affecting your kidney function (even though you have extra fluid in the belly, the kidneys perceive you as dehydrated). there are also direct affects on the kidney caused by liver function, known as hepatorenal syndrome, and a number of underlying liver conditions can also affect the kidneys (HCV in particular). ...Read moreGet help now ›
What medicine can be given for patient with hyper thermia who has liver cirrhosis with gross ascites?Thanks.
Antibiotics: I assume you mean "fever" when you say "hyperthermia". Patients with ascites are at risk for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. This is infection of the ascitic fluid. In general a sample should be obtained and then antibiotics should be instituted. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have cirrhosis of the liver along with ascites and esophageal varicies, can you tell me why I am being prescribed prednisone?
My guess is alcohol: The best evidence that steroids can reduce the level of inflammation in hepatitis and cirrhosis is with alcohol-induced cirrhosis. You are probably also on a beta blocker (like propanolol or inderal) to reduce the chance of bleeding from the varices. Prednisone can only help you if you stop drinking, if you have, stay quit and get support, if you haven't your life depends on quitting-get help. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have cirrhosis. Recently a CT scan showed ascites in liver area. Lately ultrasound showed none. Will asxites definitely reoccur?
Ascites: If you have cirrhosis of the liver then ascites would be common. If the last ultrasound was normal that is a good sign but does not eliminate the issue of it reoccurring, it is unfortunately a part of the disease process. ...Read moreGet help now ›
With end stage alcoholic cirrhosis & severe ascites, jaundice,low O2 & severe hemrroids how long approximately does my mom have?
Depends: what's her MELD score? how high is her bilirubin? how old is she - still considered a transplant candidate? it can be months or quite a few years - need more information (and remember, everything for us is a statistical average, anyway..) ...Read moreGet help now ›
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