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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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Dr. Jason Hemming
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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase ...Read more


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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 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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Help please? How many years can someone live with primary biliary cirrhosis ?

Help please? How many years can someone live with primary biliary cirrhosis ?

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

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My friend as just been told she as primary biliary cirrhosis and it at the advance stage can she still live for many years?

See below: A liver transplant would be her best chance of long life. However there is a drug that a patient with this can take and it depends actually on how advacned her disease is-so her doctor should be able to help answer that. ...Read more

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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

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 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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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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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