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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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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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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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Living with Cirrhosis (Checklist)

Read labels and avoid medications that go through your liver
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Do not drink alcohol
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Eat healthy and keep routine doctor appointments with lab work
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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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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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Living with Cirrhosis (Checklist)

See your liver specialist
Every other month
Follow recommended therapy carefully
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Avoid shellfish and raw seafood
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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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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

See your liver specialist regularly
Every other month
Take prescribed medications carefully
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Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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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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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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