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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is there a reason to consider chemoembolization when a person has advanced cirrhosis, hepatitis C and blood clotting problems? Radiation has already been ruled out because of the location of the tumor on the liver. What we have read is that patients with

Is there a reason to consider chemoembolization when a person has advanced cirrhosis, hepatitis C and blood clotting problems? Radiation has already been ruled out because of the location of the tumor on the liver. What we have read is that patients with

Chemoembolization: Chemoembolization is one of the many weapons we have to fight liver tumors. Advanced cirrhosis, hep c, and blood clotting problems are not in themselves contraindications for this procedure (although certain lab values such as bilirubin and inr/ platelets must be within a suitable range). You should discuss with an interventional oncologist to see whether it would be suitable for you. ...Read more

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I have read that CBC/Comp metobolic panel can be normal in advanced cirrhosis. True? Common?

I have read that CBC/Comp metobolic panel can be normal in advanced cirrhosis. True? Common?

Yes: Not common. People who have advanced ci rrhosis....other metabolic derrangements usually sets in. If you have low iron and low Vit B12....MCV will be normal. If functional liver cell volume.....related to the enzymes...can be normal range. ...Read more

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If CBC/comp metobolic panel are all normal due to advanced cirrhosis, would I have symptoms?

If CBC/comp metobolic panel are all normal due to advanced cirrhosis, would I have symptoms?

Confusing: If you had advanced hepatic cirrhosis, it would almost certainly show up on a comprehensive metabolic panel. Please clarify your question ... Thanks! ...Read more

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I have read that CBC/Comp metobolic panel can be normal in advanced cirrhosis. True? Common? Would I have symptoms at this stage?

I have read that CBC/Comp metobolic panel can be normal in advanced cirrhosis. True? Common? Would I have symptoms at this stage?

Normal labs: If a patient has cirrhosis they would not have a normal CBC and normal enzyme test usually. The platelets were often low loThere is also also an anemia. Often the liver function test may appear normal because the liver is damaged sometimes the values appear normal but the CBC shouldn't be completely normal. Symptoms of cirrhosis include jaundice such as yellow eyes and avaricose vein's and edema ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is level 4 cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

How harmful for your health is level 4 cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

Depends: Cirrhosis = stage 4 fibrosis, and can be "compensated" or decompensated-- like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), bleeding varices, liver cancer (hcc). Many people live many years with cirrhosis, but with the complications above, life expectancy can be lower, but transplant can fix this! see a liver doctor who can discuss the above with you. ...Read more