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Doctor insights on: Stage 4 Cirrhosis Of The Liver Life Expectancy

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 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.

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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?

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?

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.

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How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

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.

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What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 liver cirrhosis?

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.

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Was is the life expectancy of a Woman with NASH cirrhosis recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer exhibiting grade 3 hepatic encephalopathy.

Was is the life expectancy of a Woman with NASH cirrhosis recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer exhibiting grade 3 hepatic encephalopathy.

Poor prognosis: Regretfully, Stage 4 disease is associated with spread of the liver cancer to minimally nearby lymph nodes, and probably through into blood vessels. The treatment is typically chemotherapy, with/without embolization. The presence of an encephalopathic clinical picture also portends to a guarded at best prognosis. Please consult with a specialist care team to determine therapeutic options.

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

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

It depends: There are a lot of factors involved. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, your doctor may be able to give you an estimate, but it is only that and depends on how advanced, what treatments are possible and how the person's body responds to them. It can be upwards of a year in some cases (without transplant or other treatment), or so critical that it can be weeks to months. Ask your doctor.

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What is the life expectancy for someone with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

What is the life expectancy for someone 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.

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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.

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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?

Depends on liver #'s: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determining surgical candidates or risk. Search online for childs-pugh calculator and prognosis (fluid in the belly is called ascites) (and compare with meld calculator and prognosis). You will need to talk to your doctor about individualizing data from these calculations to see if they even apply to your situation.

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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.

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I have complete cirrhosis of the liver and just recently found a HCC liver tumor. If I don't get a transplant, what is the life expectancy? Rough est

I have complete cirrhosis of the liver and just recently found a HCC liver tumor. If I don't get a transplant, what is the life expectancy? Rough est

Liver Cancer: That is a difficult question to answer. Since we do not have all the facts especially concerning your overall health otherwise or your current health it is impossible to say. The best person to talk to about this is the physician who is following you now. I am so sorry that you have been diagnosed with this disease. I hope you are able to get a transplant soon.

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Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Variable: The life expectancy is very variable and depends on the cause and stage of cirrhosis, state of compensation, development of malignancy etc. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion about life expectancy for a given patient. See this site for more info. Http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver.

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What would the life expectancy of a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis be?

Depends: People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices (vomiting blood) or liver cancer, the life expectancy is much less. The way to increase your life expectancy is to have a liver doctor help manage the above, and to stop drinking alcohol as you can possibly heal your liver.

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Age 58, non-alcoholic. Have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive. Still have 40% liver working. It can be stable always or what is life expectancy?

Age 58, non-alcoholic. Have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive. Still have 40% liver working. It can be stable always or what is life expectancy?

Take care ofyourself: If you already have portal hypertension as a complication of your liver disease, you probably have had cirrhosis for awhile. There is no "40% working" - best markers are those of synthetic function. Get the underlying cause treated if possible (? HCV), stay as healthy as you can. But no, unlikely to remain 'stable always'.

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What is someone's life expectancy once metastatic cancer is detected in liver with cirrhosis?

Fair: If a known primary has been detected along with liver mets and has been removed the results of treating the liver lesion are fair. If the met is solitary it can be resected. If multiple then microwave ablation has been employed. Following this systemic chemotherapy followed by chemoembolization has been employed. This all depends on degree of cirrhosis.

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I need life expectancy for liver cirrhosis. He has hep c with an enlarged liver and fluid around it.

I need life expectancy for liver cirrhosis. He has hep c with an enlarged liver and fluid around it.

Difficult to say: With the approval of the latest round of hep C medicines, hep C has become a potentially treatable illness, sometimes even in the face of known cirrhosis. He needs to see a good hepatologist ASAP. In the meantime, no alcohol, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or shellfish. Good luck.

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Can you tell me about life expectancy once metastatic cancer is detected in liver with cirrhosis and melena happened yesterd?

Can you tell me about life expectancy once metastatic cancer is detected in liver with cirrhosis and melena happened yesterd?

It depends on type: Some metastatic cancers, like breast cancer, can be treated over 5+ years. Others, like lung, are more rapid. From what you describe, this is metastatic cancer involving the liver and causing GI bleeding. If this is colon cancer, and if the person has not received any treatment with chemotherapy yet, it could be 1- 2 years. There are many variables, so this is a question for your doctor.