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Doctor insights on: Stage 2 Cirrhosis Of The Liver

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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

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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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I was diagnosed with fatty liver from obesity with borderline enlargement . I am losing about two lbs a week for total of 50 since march. I am worried about cirrhosis?

I was diagnosed with fatty liver from obesity with borderline enlargement . I am losing about two lbs a week for total of 50 since march. I am worried about cirrhosis?

Weight loss: An extensive fatty liver can lead to nash (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which could lead to cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is essentially scarring of the liver. Chronic inflammation from fatty infiltration can lead to cirrhosis as it is an inflammatory condition. Losing weight however can reverse this process and restore the liver to its normal state. Continue with the weight loss and this should improve. ...Read more

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QUESTION FOR HEPATOLOGISTS: Could two Fibroscans and 3 ultrasounds miss advanced liver cirrhosis? Biopsy is out of the question

QUESTION FOR HEPATOLOGISTS: Could two Fibroscans and 3 ultrasounds miss advanced liver cirrhosis? Biopsy is out of the question

Reasonable test: If biopsy if unreasonable, the a fibroscan is a reasonable alternative. It is quite specific, meaning that if you are low value/result that it's unlikely that you have advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis, the actual percentage or specificity value, depends on your cut off point. So if you provide your specific results docs here may be better able to guide you. ...Read more

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Can having two episodes(one year apart)of extremely heavy drinking(the point of throwing up)+ a couple drinks every few months cause liver cirrhosis?

Can having two episodes(one year apart)of extremely heavy drinking(the point of throwing up)+ a couple drinks every few months cause liver cirrhosis?

No: Most folks including me had a few throw-up adventures as we were learning our limits. Glad you recovered. It wasn't really that much fun, was it? Be glad for good health and enjoy the wonderful gift of life with an unclouded brain. ...Read more

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Might it be that a person with cirrosis of the liver stage 2 filter blood through the liver at all?

Might it be that a person with cirrosis of the liver stage 2 filter blood through the liver at all?

Yes: Blood does continue to flow through the liver, but not as efficiently. See this site for more info. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cirrhosis/pages/introduction.aspx. ...Read more

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What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

Biopsy: Blood tests and imaging studies can suggest a diagnosis of cirrhosis, confirmation requires biopsy (usually needle biopsy) and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can be asymptomatic in some but in others symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis of the liver is an effect of what?

Cirrhosis of the liver is an effect of what?

Any chronic process: Anything which causes repeat episodes or continuous episodes of inflammation of the liver over long time periods can produce cirrhosis. This is scarring of the liver, isolating segments of liver cells from the circulation and impairing their function, to the extent that the liver can no longer perform its duties. This includes infections, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and so on. ...Read more

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