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How Do I Know Whether I Have Cirrhosis If I Feel Well
What pain meds can be used at home to help cirrhosis pt with esld can't eat, muscle wknes, wt loss nausea, just don't feel well at all?
Hospice: I'm glad that the person you describe has you to care for them. However much time he/she may have left, i'd urge you to contact your local hospice group on his/her behalf. Physicians may still forget about this option; if they are as good where you live as in my town, they will be able to give you the best answers on comfort measures. ...Read more
I was prescribed percocet after surgery doctor knows I have cirrhosis why would he prescribe this if it's not safe for me to take?
Fever : You should contact your fever. Patients with cirrhosis can get sick quickly if the fever is related to a systemic infection. So a good history and exam is needed. In the interim measure your temp and keep a record. Diet is a complex and can't be answered in this format. Seek help for your fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything that can cause a fibroscan to give a 'false negative' - or a good reading in someone with cirrhosis?
Fluctuates: We pathologists aren't quite sure what to make of these new imaging techniques that assess the physics of the liver. What we've always knows is that cirrhosis -- unlike a skin scar -- is a dynamic process, prone both to partial regression if the cause is removed, and only one factor in a liver's consistency. Other things in the liver -- fat, what's being stored, inclusions -- probably impact. ...Read more
I have cirrhosis and i'm decompensated. When i visit my gastroenterologist the nurse never takes my BP or temp. Is this good practice?
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