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Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids  with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding   hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?

Every time a patient: With cirrhosis and ascites who develop GI bleeding, the patient should be evaluated by his gastroenterologist asap. If you have any neurological symptoms like lethargy, dizziness, confusion, headache, tremors, rapid heart beating, near fainting, sweating please go to an emergency room asap. Also if the bleeding is profuse. ...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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With end stage alcoholic cirrhosis & severe ascites, jaundice,low O2 & severe hemrroids how long approximately does my mom have?

With end stage alcoholic cirrhosis & severe ascites, jaundice,low O2 & severe hemrroids how long approximately does my mom have?

Depends: what's her MELD score? how high is her bilirubin? how old is she - still considered a transplant candidate? it can be months or quite a few years - need more information (and remember, everything for us is a statistical average, anyway..) ...Read more

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Any home remedies for cirrhosis of the liver?

Any home remedies for cirrhosis of the liver?

No "home remedies": There is no "home remedies" for liver cirrhosis besides controlling the underlying condition and signs/symptoms that caused the cirrhosis. I would see a liver specialist to help you determine what is the best course of action is since liver disease, especially cirrhosis can lead to many complications that can be managed with certain medications. ...Read more

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How can diet alleviate cirrhosis of the liver?

How can diet  alleviate cirrhosis of the liver?

It can't : No diet will reverse the fibrotic changes of cirrhosis. I would recommend a well balanced healthy diet low in sodium. ...Read more

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Do I have cirrhosis of the liver? What does this mean?

Do I have cirrhosis of the liver? What does this mean?

Scarring of the live: Cirrhosis is the end stage of liver damage that can result from many causes, including alcohol, drugs, hepatitis b & c, and obesity, associated with metabolic syndrome. Mild to moderate changes in liver pathology such as 'fatty liver' can usually be reversed. Cirrhosis is a permanent condition that requires medical management including monitoring, careful selection and dosing of medications. ...Read more

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What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Four stages: Check out livestrong.Com/article/114296-four-stages-liver-disease that should explain it fairly well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how dangerous is cirrhosis of the liver?

Can you tell me how dangerous is cirrhosis of the liver?

Very: very dangerous, and potentially life threatening. however some people can live a normal life, as long as cirrhosis is "compensated" or early cirrhosis ...Read more

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Is there a connection between cirrhosis of the liver and a cold?

Is there a connection between cirrhosis of the liver and a cold?

No: Cirrhosis is severe scarring of the liver. This develops over many years, so a cold doesn't cause cirrhosis. Sometime, having a cold when you have cirrhosis, can make you very sick since your immune system might have a very difficult time fighting off the cold. If you have fevers or chills and have known cirrhosis, you need to have this brought to the attention of your physician. ...Read more

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What other body functions are affected by cirrhosis of the liver?

What other body functions are affected by cirrhosis of the liver?

ESLD manifestations: No system of the body is spared in the syndrome of cirrhosis with end-stage liver disease (esld). Will see general deterioration, endocrine problems, cardiovascular, GI (diarrhea, gastropathy) pancreatic-biliary, neurologic, hematologic (coagulopathy ; bone marrow abnormalities), lung (hepatopulmonary), kidney (hepatorenal), lymphatic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, ;higher risks of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the final stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can you please describe the final stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Four (4): Cirrhosis is typically staged from 1 to 4. End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and prognosis is therefore worsening. Advanced stage might mean stage 3 (or even stage 2). In practice most physicians just use a clinical prognostic score to monitor severity (such as the meld or childs-pugh scores). ...Read more

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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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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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How bad is your drinking to get cirrhosis of the liver?

Can't predict: Chronic heavy alcohol intake puts you at risk for cirrhosis. But there is no magic number as to when it will cause cirrhosis. ...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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Can you get cirrhosis of the liver by drinking only on weekends?

Can you get cirrhosis of the liver by drinking only on weekends?

Yes: Yes, if you drink a lot on weekends. "binge drinkers" can get cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cirrhosis of the liver and scarring?

Is there a difference between  cirrhosis of the liver and scarring?

Severity: Scarring(fibrosis) of the liver is rate on a scale of 0-4. Stage 4 fibrosis is equivalent to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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If you have cirrhosis of the liver can using Advocare cleanse be helpful?

If you have cirrhosis of the liver can using Advocare cleanse be helpful?

No: Avoid. There is no such way to cleanse the liver. These products are not proven and unregulated. You put yourself at risk by using ...Read more

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Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more