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Are there any ways to still live with serosis of the liver without getting a liver transplant?

Are there any ways to still live with serosis of the liver without getting a liver transplant?

Cirrhosis terminal: Cirrhosis of the liver is considered a terminal disease - eventually, the liver will fail and the person will die. However, people can live for many years with cirrhosis and have an active and meaningful life. Depending on the disease process, the symptoms and progression of the disease can be controlled and slowed. However, as the liver failure worsens, you should be listed for liver transplant. ...Read more

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Is there early stages of serosis of the liver had my stomach drained about 3 weeks ago and looks like it is filling up again

Is there early stages of serosis of the liver had my stomach drained about 3 weeks ago and looks like it is filling up again

Yes, but...: Cirrhosis (or scarring/hardening) of the liver has usually progressed to a pretty advanced/severe stage by the time it causes accumulation of fluid in the abdomen that requires drainage. If the drainage is recurring that quickly, it sounds like the cirrhosis is not in an early stage. ...Read more

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Gp said i have simple fatty liver not related to alcahol and is sending me fo ultra sound,will this show if i have fibrosis or serosis?how bad is SFL

Gp said i have simple fatty liver not related to alcahol and is sending me fo ultra sound,will this show if i have fibrosis or serosis?how bad is SFL

Depends: It depends on if you have fibrosis and if you do, how extensive or dense will determine the severity of illness. In any case you will need to modify your diet and lose weight. ...Read more

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If I have cirrhosis, is there anything that I can do to reverse it?

If I have cirrhosis, is there anything that I can do to reverse it?

Maybe - HCV: There are reported data showing pathologic reversal of cirrhosis in patients with hcv after treatment, but for the most part it is not reversible. ...Read more

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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 sort of disease is cirrhosis?

What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

Scarred Liver: Liver damage and scarring of the liver from a variety of causes results in what is called cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol, viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases, inheritedliver disease are some examples of causes of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat cirrhosis?

What's the most effective way to treat cirrhosis?

Liver transplant: It also depends on the cause. Liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis b can reverse with medication. Hepatitis c on the other hand rarely reverses from cirrhosis to a non-cirrhotic state. A liver transplant is the ultimate cure for cirrhosis, but not everybody is a candidate for liver transplant. ...Read more

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Do only heavy drinkers have to worry about cirrhosis?

Do only heavy drinkers have to worry about cirrhosis?

No: Obesity is quickly becoming an increased risk and overtaking alcoholism as a leading cause of cirrhosis. Obesity inflames the liver causes fatty liver, hepatitis which can lead to . Other causes can be infection such a hepatitis b or c. Certain genetic disorders as well. And occasionally toxic reactions to medications. ...Read more

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What are signs of cirrhosis?

What are signs of cirrhosis?

Signs of Cirrhosis: There are many "signs" or physical findings of cirrhosis. These include: spider angiomata (small spider like blood vessels on the skin, see picture), clubbing of the fingers, palmar erythema (reddening of the palms), gynecomastia (enlargement of the breasts in males), enlargement of the liver and spleen, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen), jaundice (yellowing of skin) and many more. ...Read more

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