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You Can Live Many Years With Cirrhosis
Depends: On the cause and the severity. If it is alcoholic cirrhosis, stopping drinking can allow an individual who might otherwise live 1-2 years to live 5-10 years or more. If it is hepatitis c or b, not treating means the inflammation continues and the cirrhosis worsens, which will shorten your life. The average lifespan after cirrhotic patients develop symptoms is less than 10 years without treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: The cause of liver cirrhosis has a lot to do with the answer to your question. Patients may live for many years with proper treatment and monitoring. However, there are fulminant forms of cirrhosis for which life expectancy without a transplant is weeks, months at best. Proper diagnosis and evaluation will chart the course for both treatment and prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many months/years can people with cirrhosis live? The chance of household transmission if we live together?
A long time: Cirrhosis of severe degree is fatal, and usually sooner than later, but everyone and their disease is different. Talk to your doctor for individualized advice. ...Read more
Many years: Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is usually diagnosed with lab tests and liver biopsy. People can live many years with PBC. Without knowing more information, I can't give you exact numbers, but hopefully you are on ursodiol medication and this helps PBC a lot. You should be following with a liver doctor who will help manage your disease. ...Read more
I was told had very early stages of Liver Cirrhosis, is this terminal? Dr. said can live many many years with it, but I am terrified, and depression
Take care ofyourself: can the cause of cirrhosis be treated? (HCV, hemorchromatosis, etc?) stay as healthy as you can, active, with plenty of veggies on your plate - things can indeed stay stable for many years. but follow up with your doctors closely and do what you can to make sure things don't progress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many years would it take to get cirrhosis of the liver? Im not wanting to get cirrhosis im just wanting to know if it would take like 5 to 10 year
Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?
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