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You Can Live Many Years 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can cirrhosis be caused by takin so many drugs that have fda alerts on them today from over the years?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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