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Doctor insights on: You Can Live Many Years With Cirrhosis

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How many years you can live with cirrhosis?

How many years you can live with cirrhosis?

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 more

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How many years you can live if your cirrhosis is not treated?

How many years you can live if your cirrhosis is not treated?

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 more

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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

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Cirrhosis patient can live for 20 years?

It depends: Cirrhosis means that your liver is functioning at a very limited capacity, without replacing that liver with a new one " by a liver transplant" the chances of living 20 years are very slim, since the liver produces so many proteins that are essential to the human body. ...Read more

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Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?

Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?

Unlikely: Cirrhosis is a result of persistent or recurrent severe inflammation of the liver cells with subsequent scarring. It has many causes, but without knowing what drugs you were taking, in what quantity and for how long it is nearly impossible to predict side effects. ...Read more

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I have stage 5 cirrhosis and feel like I have the worst flu i've ever had every day for two years, normal?

I have stage 5 cirrhosis and feel like I have the worst flu i've ever had every day for two years, normal?

There's hope: The pathology community is actually considering dropping the word "cirrhosis" because of the implication that it's hopeless. In fact, many, maybe most cases of cirrhosis can be helped much if the underlying cause is found and remedied. If you've tried this & it has not succeeded, then please forgive me. Cirrhosis does feel like a terrible case of the 'flu for the last several years. Sympathy. ...Read more

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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

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

Depends: depends on the cause of cirrhosis, but often as long as 30-40 years. if there are multiple risk factors like viral hepatitis *and* alcohol *and* certain drugs - can be a lot less time. ...Read more

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I am now 21 years. I have alcoholic cirrhosis. Will i die ?

I am now 21 years. I have alcoholic cirrhosis. Will i die ?

There is not enough: Information to answer that question (if you are asking about imminent death). Please speak with your physician about your prognosis and the seriousness of your illness. However, it is clear that if you have this condition and you continue to drink that you will likely die an early death. ...Read more

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Can cirrhosis be predicted from the liters/day of whisky times the number of years drinking?

Can cirrhosis be predicted from the liters/day of whisky times the number of years drinking?

Big drinker,big risk: No formula, but a lot over a long time & you're certainly taking a big risk, esp. In women. Lose enough functioning liver cells to scarring & you get cirrhosis. A fibrosis score is typically calculated during liver biopsy (& some fancier liver imagings) to calculate how much damage a chronically inflammed liver has sustained, & its risk of failing /decompensating. Then you need a liver transplant. ...Read more