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How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?

How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?

Maybe good news: The procedure can greatly improve the quality of one's life at the possible expense of making hepatic encephalopathy a bit worse. If a cause of cirrhosis can be found and removed, the condition can reverse partially. I don't know the cause, but with the new cure for hepatitis C, and the possibility that anyone may suddenly sober up, don't give up hope. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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For what length of time can a person survive after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver?

For what length of time can a person survive after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver?

Years: Depending on the cause of cirrhosis, whether that cause is eliminated (e.g. Alcohol intake is stopped), and how much synthetic function is left in the liver, the patient could live from hours to years. Regulating fluid and salt intake is important, and avoiding infections is crucial. Further, if the person qualifies for transplant and is transplanted, they could live a decade or more, depending. ...Read more

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How long can a person live after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver?

How long can a person live after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver?

A long time: Cirrhosis means scarring of the liver. Patients can live over ten years with cirrhosis as long as they do not have other complications like liver cancer, GI bleeding or encephalopathy or peritonitis. Once one has a complication from cirrhosis, they are defined as decompensated cirrhosis and often have an average life-expectancy of 2 years or less. ...Read more

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How long can a person with cirrhosis of the liver and mild hepatic encephalopathy live if transplant is not an option ?

How long can a person with cirrhosis of the liver and mild hepatic encephalopathy live if transplant is not an option ?

Depends.: If encephalopathy is manageable with lactulose and everything else is stable (no variceal bleeds, normal protime and albumin) - could be years. If drinking continues, could bleed out tomorrow. ...Read more

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How long can a person with cirrhosis of the liver and mild hepatic encephalopathy live if transplant is not an option due to advanced age (80 yrs)?

How long can a person with cirrhosis of the liver and mild hepatic encephalopathy live if transplant is not an option due to advanced age (80 yrs)?

Depends on MELD: Difficult to estimate survival in patients with cirrhosis until their meld or child's score becomes elevated. If one's meld score is high, mortality in the next 3months is high. Otherwise it is very difficult to predict. Follow closely with your physician so that symptoms of cirrhosis can be managed. ...Read more

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How long can lactulose work for a person with end-stage liver cirrhosis?

How long can lactulose work for a person with end-stage liver cirrhosis?

Depends: Every patient follows the same path in end stage liver disease, the issue is the timing. Eventually, the lactulose might not be enough to treat hepatic encephalopathy and other measures may need to be considered such as rifaximin. ...Read more

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How long can you live after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver?

Enzyme and Biopsy: This all depends upon the blood enzyme levels and biopsy findings correlated with your imaging results. Talk to your doctor for more definitive answers. ...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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What are the chances of survival with cirrhosis of the liver and cellulitis?

What are the chances of survival with cirrhosis of the liver and cellulitis?

Many variables: Two variables include stage of cirrhosis as well as degree of cellulitis. Severe cellulitis w/sepsis in end stage liver disease is less likely to survive than mild cellulitis in earliest stage of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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If you're up to stage 2 of cirrhosis of the liver, how long can you expect to live?

If you're up to stage 2 of cirrhosis of the liver, how long can you expect to live?

Liver disease: The progression of liver disease is difficult to predict and depends on the source of injury. The majority of people with stage 2 fibrosis live many more years with the disease. ...Read more