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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What to tell me about stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

What to tell me about stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

See below: Different people have different course, but cirrhosis is a progressive illness without well described stage that are accepted by medical community. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Milton Mintz
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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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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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What happens during stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

What happens during stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

Need more info: Stage 3 = bridging fibrosis (scarring of the liver) which is the stage before cirrhosis = stage 4, so stage 3 is not cirrhosis, however you could have had complications like fluid build up (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), vomiting blood (esophageal varices) that might make your "stage 3" an underestimate (meaning you might be close to stage 4). Discuss with your liver doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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My mom has stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver what should I expect in stage 4, what to do?

My mom has stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver what should I expect in stage 4, what to do?

?stage 3 or 4: Cirrhosis=stage 4 (not 3), or advanced liver scars.Complications like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), and liver cancer (hcc) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice on occasion (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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What's the life expectancy of someone in the late stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the life expectancy of someone in the late stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Medium to short: If complications of cirrhosis, ie, end-stage liver disease manifestations are present and multiple, usually less than two years, especially if progressive or multiple. ...Read more

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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What is the life expectancy of non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver early in stage 4?

What is the life expectancy of non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver early in  stage 4?

Cirrhosis: Good question. Need a little more info> what is the etiology of the cirrhosis ? ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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My partner has dilated cardiomyopathy for 10 yrs and cirrhosis of the liver 3 yrs drinks very occasionally what's his life expectancy.

My partner has dilated cardiomyopathy  for 10 yrs and cirrhosis of the liver 3 yrs drinks very  occasionally what's his life  expectancy.

There's no telling: Most cirrhotics who continue to drink abusively are dead within five years. Beyond this, you can't predict. Dilated cardiomyopathy is of greatly variable duration, and cirrhosis often reverses some when the causes is eliminated. Many people go through life without ever finding love. Cherish each day that you have together. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristel Hunt
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I have cirrhosis of the liver. the Doc. says stage 4 level 4. i also am waiting for new meds to come out in fall for hep c.Life expectancy is....?

I have cirrhosis of the liver.  the Doc. says stage 4 level 4.  i also am waiting for new meds to come out in fall for hep c.Life expectancy is....?

Depends: how is your liver function? if your docs are suggesting waiting and not going for SIM/SOF now, then things can't be too dire. make sure you get regular screening for liver cancer and esophageal varices. if the HCV gets taken care of, may or may not need a transplant down the line. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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My husband is in very early stages of stage 4 non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. His doctor told him to lose weight. What is his life expectancy?

Cirrhosis: So many variables here. Is he obese, diabetic, smoker, hypertensive, cardiac disease, immunocompromised, anemic, depressed, etc? If so, these provide a worse prognosis. Can't give a specific time. ...Read more

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What would be the life expectancy for a person with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

What would be the life expectancy for a person with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase ...Read more


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