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Diagnosed with hepatitis C virus then a week later diagnosed with cirrhosis, what should I do now? Party or get liver transplation?

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Dr. Andrew N. De la Torre
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Need further testing

Need for liver transplant depends on meld score (degree of jaundice-total bilirubin, and blood clotting-inr, kidney function-creatinine).
This predicts 90 day risk of death. Score is from 6-40. If meld < 10-no need to evaluate, < 15- not eligible to be listed, 15-40-listable for transplant. Higher meld = sicker patient. Early liver cancer also transplantable. Liver cancer screening is a must!

In brief: Need further testing

Need for liver transplant depends on meld score (degree of jaundice-total bilirubin, and blood clotting-inr, kidney function-creatinine).
This predicts 90 day risk of death. Score is from 6-40. If meld < 10-no need to evaluate, < 15- not eligible to be listed, 15-40-listable for transplant. Higher meld = sicker patient. Early liver cancer also transplantable. Liver cancer screening is a must!
Dr. Andrew N. De la Torre
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Live to party more

Cirrhosis is chronic failure of your liver, and you need your liver to survive.
You should live to party, but not at the price of whatever liver you have left. Get plugged in with doctors, liver specialists and maybe a transplant center. Get taken care of, so you can hopefully party for many more years, in a responsible healthy way. ;-).

In brief: Live to party more

Cirrhosis is chronic failure of your liver, and you need your liver to survive.
You should live to party, but not at the price of whatever liver you have left. Get plugged in with doctors, liver specialists and maybe a transplant center. Get taken care of, so you can hopefully party for many more years, in a responsible healthy way. ;-).
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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