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How do I know whether I have cirrhosis if I feel well?

How do I know whether I have cirrhosis if I feel well?

Bx or Radiology: Dr hack is correct, with liver biopsy being a common means to diagnosis cirrhosis. However there are findings radiographicaly (ct, us or nuclear) that can suggest cirrhosis in which pathologic confirmation is not necessary. ...Read more

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What to do when cirrhosis patient have a fiver ?what traditional drug or diet is good for her?

What to do when cirrhosis patient have a fiver ?what traditional drug or diet is good for her?

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 more

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Is there anything that can cause a fibroscan to give a 'false negative' - or a good reading in someone with cirrhosis?

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

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I have cirrhosis and i'm decompensated. When i visit my gastroenterologist the nurse never takes my BP or temp. Is this good practice?

I have cirrhosis and i'm decompensated. When i visit my gastroenterologist the nurse never takes my BP or temp. Is this good practice?

?: A complete set of vital signs includes a blood pressure and temp. A patient with cirrhosis can be susceptible to infections so its ok to ask for a reading ask if you dont feel good. ...Read more

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Husband has cirrhosis, no assites, doesn't feel well, so fatigued he has to rest when he walks. Not eating much no other symotoms. What's wrong.

Husband has cirrhosis, no assites, doesn't feel well, so fatigued he has to rest when he walks. Not eating much no other symotoms. What's wrong.

Well: Fatigue is a common symptom with the cirrhosis with the ascites which is severe advanced liver disease. Dad said there could be something else wrong causing a severe fatigue specially if it's sudden onset or a lot worse than it's been the last several months see your internal medicine or G.I. doctor in person for specific advice and an evaluation ...Read more

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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?

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