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Will everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer?

Will everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer?

No: No, but the problem is that it is impossible to predict which patients with hepatitis c will develop liver cancer. So it is really very important that everybody with hepatitis c regularly discusses this risk with your doctor. Some patients with hep c are recommended to have blood tests and liver ultrasounds performed regularly to check for cancer. ...Read more

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Does steatohepatitis always lead to cirrhosis?

Does steatohepatitis always lead to cirrhosis?

Thank goodness no...: ...and its potentially reversible. See earlier HealthTap answers regarding the reversible causes of fatty liver please. ...Read more

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How can alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis form?

How can  alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis form?

See below: Alcohol is toxic to the liver fat accumulates in the liver when drinking occurs this progresses to alcoholic helpatis and then to cirrhosis cirrhosis leads to nodules shich have no resemblacne to normal lobules of the liver-and it is all because the liver detoxifies alcohol and this alcohol is itsef toxic to the llvier cells. ...Read more

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How can fatty liver cause cirrhosis?

How can fatty liver cause cirrhosis?

Inflammation: Fat in the liver, leads to inflammation of the liver, which with time will lead to scarring of the liver. Fat in the liver causes the exact same damage as alcohol does to the liver. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us. ...Read more

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How much time does it take liver fibrosis to go to cirrhosis?

How much time does it take liver fibrosis to go to cirrhosis?

Depends on degree: of fibrosis - but most causes of fibrosis (hepatitis) take 30-40 years to develop into cirrhosis. less time if multiple factors are at play (viral hepatitis AND alcohol, for example) ...Read more

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How will cirrhosis affect the body?

How will cirrhosis affect the body?

Liver failure: Liver produces a large number of proteins, lipids and metabolizes a large number of chemicals, drugs and normal blood constituents. Cirrhosis affects both cellular function and circulation through the liver. The effects are edema, bleeding in the GI tract, fluid in the belly that may get infected, development of cancer in cirrhotic liver etc. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis C lead to liver cancer? 

HCC Risk with HCV: Hepatitis c (hcv) infection leads to liver inflammation and liver scarring. Advanced liver scarring is also called cirrhosis. Patients with hcv and cirrhosis are at a higher risk for liver cancer and should be screened by their physicians for liver cancer. Patients with successful eradication of their hcv and cirrhosis will need to continue liver cancer screening. ...Read more

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How to remove fluid in lungs with liver cirrhosis?

Drain it: Fluid accummulated around the lungs can be removed/drained with a needle and a suction tube. It is a commonly done procedure which can provide temporary relief. ...Read more

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How does cirrhosis of the liver develop?

How does cirrhosis of the liver develop?

Many things: Cirrhosis is a scarring of liver tissue that results from chronic liver disease and leads to a decline in liver function. The most common causes of cirrhosis include chronic alcohol use, hepatitis b and c, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Autoimmune disorders, medications, metabolic disorders, and biliary disorders may also lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How can I address liver scarring and cirrhosis?

How can I address liver scarring and cirrhosis?

Live healthy: The liver has an amazing ability to regenerate itself if further damage is not done. If you have infectious hepatitis, see your doctor for possible medical treatments. If you are not a candidate for these, avoid liver toxins such as alcohol, paint fumes and tylenol (acetaminophen). Keep hydrated and eat properly. You may need special vitamens and supplements to maintain health so see your nutritionist. ...Read more

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If you've got stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver how long you will live?

If you've got stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver how long you will live?

Without failure,: Life expectancy can be increased by total abstinence from alcohol ; any drugs detoxified by liver, good diet, exersze ; sleep. ...Read more

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How much time a person with compensated cirrhosis of the liver can live?

How much time a person with compensated cirrhosis of the liver can live?

Really depends: how long has the person has been known to have cirrhosis? any complications to date? 10-15 years is typical for someone fairly early in the course of the disease, and who is indeed well compensated with nl liver function and no end-stage manifestations, and risk factors that have now been modified. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Does everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer? 

Does everyone with hepatitis C eventually develop liver cancer? 

No: Hepatitis c is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. This inflammation and cirrhosis (scarring) can lead to primary liver cancer also known as hepatocellular carcinoma. About 20% of people who contract hep c will develop cirrhosis, and about 20% of those will go on to develop cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nonalcoholic bridging fibrosis without symptoms to become cirrhosis?

How long does it take for nonalcoholic bridging fibrosis without symptoms to become cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: it is impossible to give you an answer and the only way of seeing degeneration is by routinely following you lab results It would probably be many years before there a was significant change ...Read more