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What can cause a person to need a liver transplant?

What can cause  a person to need a liver transplant?

Liver failure: Liver transplantation is for irreversible liver failure, most frequently for cirrhosis (when the liver is scarred beyond regeneration) or for fulminant liver failure (example: Acetaminophen overdose). ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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If the underlying cause of nonalcoholic bridging fibrosis in the liver is found, will I still eventually need a liver transplant?

If the underlying cause of nonalcoholic bridging fibrosis in the liver is found, will I still eventually need a liver transplant?

Needs follow up: Not every patient with also. hepatitis or Nonalcoh.hepatitis progress into cirrhosis liver. Do you have non alcoholic steatofat) hepatitis(inflammation of the liver)or have already the scarring- setting as you have mentioned bringing fib. Did you have a biopsy confirming it. Based on how much % of liver is affected ,how bad is scarring of liver,signs and symptoms u have needs decision of T.plant ...Read more

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What can cause sexual dysfunction after a liver transplant?

What can cause  sexual dysfunction after a liver transplant?

Not uncommon: After liver transplantation, one third or more will have sexual dysfunction due to variety of reasons like psychological, due to medication, vascular inefficiency, neurological problems and pre existing [problem. ...Read more

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What can cause me to feel waste in my transverse colon after liver transplant?

What can cause me to feel waste in my transverse colon after liver transplant?

Confusing question: The inside of the body is not wired with localizing nerve endings that would allow anyone to "feel" anything in their digestive tract.We can perceive vague pain and localize it in general.But you statement does not appear to match with how the body works. ...Read more

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If she has cirrhosis of the liver, it is caused by hepatitis b. Can she have a liver transplant?

If she has cirrhosis of the liver, it is caused by hepatitis b. Can she have a liver transplant?

Yes: Patients with cirrhosis due to hepatitis b can get liver transplant. However, every transplant candidate has to undergo detailed work-up to ensure suitability for the procedure. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can i get free liver transplant ?

Maybe: You live in a country with a socialized medical system, hence you might. The workings of your system might allow that, assuming you are a candidate. You really need to ask this of your primary md. ...Read more

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How does liver transplantation work?

How does  liver transplantation work?

Multiple steps: First you get evaluated by a transplant center. Then you can have a living donor transplant or a deceased donor transplant. Living donors can be scheduled but for a deceased donor you must wait your turn for a matching donor. Your old liver is removed and the donor liver, either a full liver from a deceased donor or a partial liver from a living donor is attached to your blood vessels and... ...Read more

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How long will a liver transplant last?

How long will a liver transplant last?

Varies: Liver transplant life expectancy depends on the type of liver disease someone has prior to transplant. Such as, for hepatitis c 5 years life expectancy is around 70%. For other type of liver diseases it is more. Best life expectancy is seen with someone with primary biiliary cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Liver Transplant (Definition)

A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that has both a donor and a recipient. The donor has part (if living) or the entire liver removed, and this is transplanted to the recipient. Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure and is performed when the recipient's liver is failing, or has developed a localized cancer that cannot be removed ...Read more