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Worst Cirrhosis Of The Liver Symptom
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
Quite a few: When cirrhosis is well established patients develop portal hypertension (high pressure in the veins in stomach, spleen, and intestines) and blood is shunted away from the liver. Patients then develop ascites (fluid build up in abdomen), enlarged spleen and low platelet count, encephalopathy (confusion), and varices (enlarged veins inside stomach and esophagus) which can lead to massive bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do if my dad has cirrhosis of the liver, what are the end symptoms how do we know it's happening?
I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with cirrhosis of the liver. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?
Can vary: Cirrhosis can be asymptomatic in some but in others symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not the worst: If you've ever watched "the tudors" or "braveheart, " you'll see that there are worse ways to die. Cirrhosis is no picnic though, especially when complicated by ascites (fluid in the abdomen) and esophageal varices (which can cause massive GI bleeding), hepatic encephalopathy is less unpleasant, as it causes progressive somnolence and eventual coma. ...Read more
Can vary: Cirrhosis is by definition the final stage of the liver, with scarring. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruising, jaundice and symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of someone in stage 6 of cirrhosis of the liver and also, what is the prognosis?
See the site listed : Below: prognosis is not good. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you do not have full cirrhosis of the liver, does the liver repair itself if it has been damaged? What are the symptoms once damage begins?
Cirrhosis: The liver can repair itself to some extent but chronic inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) can eventually lead to cirrhosis. Most symptoms only occurr at late stage. One symptom that can occurr early is redness of the palms of the hands which can indicate chronic disease. Late signs are fluid in the abdomen, edema, bleeding and altered mental status to list a few. ...Read more
How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?
Maybe good news: The procedure can greatly improve the quality of one's life at the possible expense of making hepatic encephalopathy a bit worse. If a cause of cirrhosis can be found and removed, the condition can reverse partially. I don't know the cause, but with the new cure for hepatitis C, and the possibility that anyone may suddenly sober up, don't give up hope. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is there anything that can mimic cirrhosis symptoms? fibroscan and biopsy was negative for liver scarring
Liver cirrhosis: Cirrhosis of the liver has a large number of symptoms, many of which occur in other ailments. Severe swelling occurs also in heart failure & certain kidney diseases, itching occurs with allergy, jaundice can occur with hemolysis (breaking of red blood cells within blood stream), confusion has a large number of causes. Many other symptoms also exist for cirrhosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer