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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?

Dr. Stevan Cordas
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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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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

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


Dr. Kristel Hunt
Board Certified, Hepatology
18 years in practice
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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....?

Dr. Kristel Hunt
Board Certified, Hepatology
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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....?

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. Walter Klein
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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?

Dr. Walter Klein
Board Certified, Pathology
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Depends: Regarding his diagnosis, stage 1 is early and likely reversible with weight loss, excercise, and a good diet. Avoiding alcohol abuse and getting vaccinated against hepatitis b is also as good idea. It is not end-stage liver disease. Life expectancy could be totally normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

Dr. Sidney Vinson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Stage 4=cirrhosis: 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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 liver cirrhosis?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Short and variable: It is not feasible to predict with any degree of accuracy as to how long will a given individual with a given illness will live. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What is life expectancy for liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spline cancer, age is 70 ?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What is life expectancy for liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spline cancer, age is 70 ?

Unpredictable: It is not possible to provide a time line as tumors and patients all behave differently. However, the clinical picture you provided is of a terminally ill patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends: Stage 4 is a histological (microscopic) term that denotes the presence of established cirrhosis in the liver. Cirrhosis itself may be asymptomatic or may develop symptoms of liver failure, such as jaundice, ascites, bleeding or encephalopathy, among others. ...Read more

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Dr. Enrique Molina
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How serious is stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Dr. Enrique Molina
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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How serious is stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Advanced: It means the liver is all scarred down. Stage 4 is the same as having cirrhosis. It is irreversible. If whatever is damaging the liver is not controlled, it can lead to liver failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What can I do if my dad has stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver, how serious is this?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Extremely: Cirrhosis may reverse some if the cause can be removed or kept at bay. Otherwise, the only hope is liver transplantation. If the drinking is out of control, he's not a candidate. If there's another cause & he's alcohol-free, he hasa realistic hope for many more great years. Without definitive treatment, the outlook is usually very poor and management is only palliative. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver my stepmother lives with me and is in stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. She was a heavy drinker (no longer drinking) and a prescription drug abuser. I take Xanax for anxiety. She has told me that her doctor said it was okay if

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver my stepmother lives with me and is in stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. She was a heavy drinker (no longer drinking) and a prescription drug abuser. I take Xanax for anxiety. She has told me that her doctor said it was okay if

You give her yours?: Don't believe it. No ethical or competent physician would ever tell anyone to take someone else's medication. People with histories of alcohol are at very high risk of abusing benzos, and especially xanax, which has a very high abuse potential. If a doctor wants to prescribe anti-anxiety agents for her, there are far safer ones for her, and she needs to get her own medication from her own md. ...Read more

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