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How serious is stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

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. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Autoimmune hepatitis: Lupus is associated with autoimmune hepatitis, not nash (non-alcoholic fatty liver). Nash is commonly see in settings of obesity, excessive alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol. Both entities can occur together when respective risk factors for both exist. ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer with bloody stool?

Stage 4 lung  cancer with bloody  stool?

See your doctor.: Usually for stage IV lung ca, you will get chemotherapy. This can lower resistance to infection, including in the colon which could result in rectal bleeding. Rarely, lung cancer can spread to the bowel causing bleeding. See you m doctor/medical oncologist right away! ...Read more

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Alt elevated (76, 63) after 2 blood tests and increased parenchymal echogenicity on us. Nafld or nash?

Alt elevated (76, 63) after 2 blood tests and increased parenchymal echogenicity on us. Nafld or nash?

Continue workup: Now would be a great time to get really into aerobic fitness -- this is likely to reverse nash / nafld. You'll get checked for hepatitis c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and a few others. Trust you're not taking meds or that they have been ruled out as causing the problems. ...Read more

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How bad is acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

How bad is acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Fatty liver/pregnanc: Is a real life threatening condition which occurs in third trimester or immediately following delivery it is caused by fatty acid metabolism disturbed by mitpchondria in the mother due to deficiency in lchad, (long chain 3hydroxy-co enzymea dehydrogenase) enzyme. Condition used to be thought fatal in the past but aggressive treatment by stabilising mother with support with IV fluids and blood prod. ...Read more

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I hv hepatitis C and hv done kidney transplant. How to cure this hepatitis C now?

I hv hepatitis C and hv done kidney transplant. How to cure this hepatitis C now?

There are several: Medications available now for hcv eradication, depending on its phenotype. You should consult with a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

It could be commuted: Until recently, colon cancer metastases in the liver were invariably fatal within a few years. However, there are some new biotechnology findings that suggest this may no longer always be the case. Your oncologist would be the person to ask. ...Read more

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End stage liver disease, what is the prognosis?

End stage liver disease, what is the prognosis?

Not good.: When a liver with cirrhosis is having trouble doing it's job, it's called end-stage liver disease. This means that the liver is beginning to fail. Generally, patient in this setting will die or need transplant within a few years. Having cirrhosis, however, is not the same as end stage liver disease. Only when the liver starts to fail do we call it end stage. ...Read more

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Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Can u get hep c or HIV from sharing drink bottle and is hep c curable?

Family practice : Hep c and HIV is not contacted from sharing glasses. Needs blood or body secretion exposure. Hep c is treated by interferon injections which is 50 percent effective. Hiv has no cure. You may take a combination of medications which can suppress it. ...Read more

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Any advice? What stage of liver disease is indicated by yellow sclera?

Any advice? What stage of liver disease is indicated by yellow sclera?

Advanced: When the liver cannot deal with the bilirubin breakdown product of red cell metabolism, it circulates in the blood stream and stains all the tissues. It is more obvious in the eyes which are normally white and exposed. This requires a more advanced dysfunction of the liver such as later stage cirrhosis, some genetic disorders and advanced cancer. ...Read more

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Diagnosed mild fatty liver elevated enzymes on off for 7 months. Us shows no fat why would enzymes be high no hepatitis. Could it be chronic liver dis?

Diagnosed mild fatty liver elevated enzymes on off for 7 months. Us shows no fat why would enzymes be high no hepatitis. Could it be chronic liver dis?

Bad Fats?: Our liver is a big filter and when it gets overwhelmed by bad fat (from too much junk food, transfats, carbs, etc) it gets backed up something like a drain. You might consider asking your doc or a nutritionist for some guidance about healthy food choices and see how things go. The very best to you. ...Read more

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Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option?

Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option?

Liver cancer: Advance liver cancer,liver size 21cm no obstructed bile ducts,bilirubin 10.81,mild ascites.what treatment would work now?Is chemo still an option? ANS: Please discuss with your Dr. We cannot give good advice without seeing you. ...Read more

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Is macroglobular steatosis a form of liver cancer?

Is macroglobular steatosis a form of liver cancer?

No: Steatosis is accumulation of fat, macrogloular means large size globules. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

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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How can we reduce sgot and sgpt if suffering from hepc and liver cirohsis?

How can we reduce sgot and sgpt if suffering from hepc and liver cirohsis?

Min. Liver stress.: Any processes or substances that can stress your liver since it's responsible for making enzymes and breaking down the substances you ingest. Things to limit intake of includes acetaminophen, grapefruit, meat, and alcohol. Otherwise, you can't stop the process but have to ride it through or get treated. ...Read more

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Can liver enzymes be high after gall surgery?

Can liver enzymes be high after gall surgery?

Its possible: Occasionally a gallstone will pass after the surgery. If it gets partially stuck in the common duct, it can cause liver enzyme elevation. Should be temporary, or treated with ERCP if persists. Stay in contact with your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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What's the life expectance of someone with cirhosis stage 2 +?

What's the life expectance of someone with cirhosis stage 2 +?

It depends: Depends why and some patients with hepatitis c will stay at stage 2 for extended periods of time. It needs to be monitored professionally. Each patient is different. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more