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Thrtyfve yo husbnd has stage four cirrosis liver cancer, needs one yr hepc trtmt bfor he can get put on trnsplnt list, what r chnces of trtmnt workng?

Thrtyfve yo husbnd has stage four cirrosis liver cancer, needs one yr hepc trtmt bfor he can get put on trnsplnt list, what r chnces of trtmnt workng?

30 to 60 percent: The advances in hep c treatment are improving every day. If you look at all the studies, in general its, 30 percent eradication, 30 % no response and 30% partial repsonse. However, cirrhosis in general is irreversable and the damage that has been done will improve slightly but not repair all together.

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Husbnd has stg 4 cirrosis liver cncer, I know the cirrosis is stage 4 but confused about how severe (what stage) liver cancer is?

Husbnd has stg 4 cirrosis liver cncer, I know the cirrosis is stage 4 but confused about how severe (what stage) liver cancer is?

Hard to say: Typical staging of cirrhosis is by a, b, c and not numbers. There might be another scale that they are using. Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosis. Stages are 1-4. I think that the best way to know is to clarify with the GI doctors to get a clear idea.

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Husband has stage four cirrosis liver cancer, needs to go through trtmnt to kill hepc bfor he can get trsplnt, high viral load, chances it will work?

Husband has stage four cirrosis liver cancer, needs to go through trtmnt to kill hepc bfor he can get trsplnt, high viral load, chances it will work?

Depends: The serotype of the hep c, his tolerance and adherence to medication, abstaining from alcohol or other substances toxic to the liver are all important. Then having a compatible liver become available are all important occurrences. He has a good chance for all this to happen. Good luck and prayer help.

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I am age of 52 suffering from cirrosis of liver & hb level 7.5 then what are the risk?

Several: Cirrhosis can be mild, moderate or severe, and in severe cases can produce serious illness, including GI bleeding, accumulation of toxic substances not cleared by the liver, and infection, as well as an inability to properly metabolize drugs and even substances found in food. Anemia causes fatigue, shortness of breath and weakness. Hep b/c should be treated, alcohol avoided:there may be treatment.

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Can you tell me if a liver disease with cirrosis of liver is called eropathy-brain fog what is it?

Can you tell me if a liver disease with cirrosis of liver is called eropathy-brain fog what is it?

Hepatic: Encephalopathy happens when liver fails and cannot clear ammonia from blood. Ammonia and other toxins affect the brain and interfere with the functioning of the brain. See these sites for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000302.Htm.

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How long it will take to form cirrosis of liver from early fibrosis?in hep b alone.my age is 20 yrs.and osteosarcoma patient treated wid chemo.

How long it will take to form cirrosis of liver from early fibrosis?in hep b alone.my age is 20 yrs.and osteosarcoma patient treated wid chemo.

It depends: Many lifelong hepatitis B carriers never get any fibrosis. Usually the infection can be managed with today's treatments, and it's likely that in the future it may be curable. Your Liv52 is a health fraud, but I'm very pleased you were able to survive your osteosarcoma. Hang on, continue to show the extraordinary bravery that you already have, and enjoy each day. Best wishes.

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Can scarring or cirrosis of liver be diagnosed by ultrasound and mri?I m scared of CT because of radiation.

Can scarring or cirrosis of liver be diagnosed by ultrasound and mri?I m scared of CT because of radiation.

Liver damage: The MRI is commonly used for soft tissue, so it can be used. Ultrasound can detect gross abnormalities also.

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What is the likelihood of someone living with cirrosis of the liver and celutitis?

What is the likelihood of someone living with cirrosis of the liver and celutitis?

Good: If a patient with cirrhosis develops cellulitis and it is treated appropriately (with antibiotics), then there should be no problems. However, patients with cirrhosis are at greater risk of complications from infections and should not delay in getting treated.

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Liver size changes in liver cirrosis..does it sometimes gets enlarged and sometimes back to normal size depending upon diet of patient? can liver cirr

Liver size changes in liver cirrosis..does it sometimes gets enlarged and sometimes back to normal size depending upon diet of patient? can liver cirr

Varies: A cirrhotic liver may be bigger than, smaller than, or the same size as a healthy one. Food choices are not the key. There are a variety of other reasons. Caring for someone with cirrhosis is difficult, but most forms can be reversed at least partly if a cause can be found and treated.

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Might it be that a person with cirrosis of the liver stage 2 filter blood through the liver at all?

Might it be that a person with cirrosis of the liver stage 2 filter blood through the liver at all?

Yes: Blood does continue to flow through the liver, but not as efficiently. See this site for more info. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cirrhosis/pages/introduction.aspx.

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My husband has cirrosis of the liver due to hepc, if he needed a transplant could I give him half of my liver since it regenerates, if we are a match?

My husband has cirrosis of the liver due to hepc, if he needed a transplant could I give him half of my liver since it regenerates, if we are a match?

Yes, but...: Be very careful with choosing the transplant center to have these operations. The donor operation is risky with a steep learning curve. Complication rates (both major and minor complications) for donors run somewhere between 40-50%. If you are not close to an experienced live-donor liver transplant center, you may be much better off staying with deceased donor liver transplant.

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Can you develop cirrosis of the liver just by drinking a glass of wine every night?

Can you develop cirrosis of the liver just by drinking a glass of wine every night?

Unlikely: But possible. Some people are very sensitive to the effects of alcohol in liver. Usually it's never just one glass...Since a glass a day of wine usually has beneficial health effects.

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If you have hep c in late stage is that called cirrosis? Can you take the medication :lansoprazole" if you have cirrosis of the liver?

Complicated : Lansoprazole is broken down by the liver and if the liver has cirrhosis and a lot of damage full doses may not be appropriate. Cirrhosis is advanced scarring and you can have a liver that still works pretty well or one that is failing (decompensation). It is important to be evaluated to see if there is cirrhosis. If so, all medications, incl over the counter, have to be discussed with your doctor.

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I have chronic hepatitis b and have been told this has caused cirrosis of my liver. Will I need a liver transplant in the future. ?

I have chronic hepatitis b and have been told this has caused cirrosis of my liver.  Will I need a liver transplant in the future. ?

Maybe: It depends upon your age, overall health and the degree of liver damage. The reason for your hepatitis b is also important. If it was from drug usage, the transplant unit will want to make sure that you are "clean" before considering transplantation. With medical management, many people with hepatitis b and early cirrhosis (child class a) do pretty well and may not need a transplant.

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What do you suggest if my father died from liver cirrosis after heart surgery but never knew he had problems with his liver?

What do you suggest if my father died from liver cirrosis after heart surgery but never knew he had problems with his liver?

Condolences: I'm sorry for your loss. You're right, the mortality during heart bypass is much higher in those with cirrhosis. There's nothing I can suggest that will be of benefit to him, however.

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My mom passed away due to liver cirrosis & hepatitis b, hepatitis e. My dad also has hep b. Do i stand chance? I have the vaccinations done.

My mom passed away due to liver cirrosis & hepatitis b, hepatitis e. My dad also has hep b. Do i stand chance? I have the vaccinations done.

You need testing: Testing for hepatitis antigens and antibodies will tell you you're status. Hepatitis b and e are spread by contact with infected blood so unless your mother had the infection before you were born it is unlikely that she would have infected you.

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Can you have liver cirrosis if sgpt, sgot, gamma GT and alkaline are normal. No alcohol drinking, no hepatitis b or c? Do cirosis cause macrocanemia?

Can you have liver cirrosis if sgpt, sgot, gamma GT and alkaline are normal. No alcohol drinking, no hepatitis b or c? Do cirosis cause macrocanemia?

Yes: In fact, alcoholics who sober up may still be dying of cirrhosis with normal transaminases. You've got a right to know what's going on with your liver, and if you do not trust your personal physician, consider a specialist consult.

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What is cirrhosis of the liver?

What is cirrhosis of the liver?

Scars in the liver: Chronic inflammation of liver cells can result in permanent scarring to develop in the liver. This is called cirrhosis. Common causes are excess alcohol intake, viral hepatitis infection, certain drugs and hereditary diseases. Blood tests to check liver function and ultrasound examination can help evaluate the overall health of the liver.

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How does cirrhosis affect my liver?

How does cirrhosis affect my liver?

Scarring: Scarring of the liver impairs blood flow (the liver acts as a kind of filter to remove toxins from the blood) which can lead to swelling of the legs and abdomen.

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