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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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What happens during the beginning stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

What happens during the beginning stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Cirrhosis: Weakness, decreased appetite, weight loss, nose bleeds. More serious are jaundice, confusion, impotence, swelling of abdomen & legs. ...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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How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

How can a person have cirrhosis of the liver if he is not a drinker or drug user?

Most aren't!: There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications. ...Read more

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What happens if a pt has laennec's cirrhosis of the liver which assessment finding would concern you the most?

What happens if a pt has laennec's cirrhosis of the liver which assessment finding would concern you the most?

Alcoholic liver Dz: Need to know compensated/ not compensated liver disease. Failing liver (elevated bilirubin, INR/ low platelets, albumin) would be concerning indeed. Need screening for varices and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Tell me about treatment for cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends: Most cirrhosis in the world is caused by either hepatitis b or hepatitis c, and both of these viral diseases can be treated with antiviral agents. In addition, blockage of the main vein to the liver is serious, and can be treated with drugs and/or surgery. Other kinds of cirrhosis (primary biliary, autoimmune) can also be treated. In severe cases, liver transplant. Alcohol must be avoided always! ...Read more

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Help please! Is cirrhosis of the liver a type of cancer?

Help please! Is cirrhosis of the liver a type of cancer?

Cirrhosis of: The liver is not cancer, but predisposed to primary liver cancer, regardless of cause of the cirrhosis (not all is alcohol). ...Read more

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How does cirrhosis of the liver cause an umbilical hernia?

How does cirrhosis of the liver cause an umbilical hernia?

Related: Cirrhosis of liver doesn't cause an umbilical hernia but accumulation of fluid in the abdomen known as ascites due to cirrhosis can place enough pressure on the area of umbilicus where umbilical cord came through in infancy to open up the tissue canal enough that hernia results. Drainage of the ascites fluid can occur sometimes. Best treatment is treat the ascites as surgical repair indicated. ...Read more

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Can anti seizure medications cause cirrhosis of the liver?

Yes: Some anti-epileptic medications can be toxic to liver and over time can cause liver damage and cirrhosis. This is one of the reasons why physicians obtain bloodwork to monitor drug effects. Some anti-epleptic drugs are more hepatotoxic than others. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cirrhosis of the liver besides alcohol abuse?

What are the causes of cirrhosis of the liver besides alcohol abuse?

See below: Infection with hepatitis b and/or c and non-alcoholic fatty liver associated with obesity
are other common causes. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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Have NASH and cirrhosis of the liver. Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine)?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): There is a "caution" warning for this medication with any liver impairment. Discuss this with your liver specialist. ...Read more

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What is an example of ast/alt levels for someone with cirrhosis of the liver?

What is an example of ast/alt levels for someone with cirrhosis of the liver?

Often normal: This is a very common point of confusion. Ast/alt reflect recent liver cell injury. A person who has ruined his liver with alcohol but is now sober may have normal ast/alt or perhaps even always did. In fact, apart from serum bilirubin and Albumin & some obscure tests, it's hard to know how the liver is actually working -- perhaps "how to you feel? " is still best? ...Read more

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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

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