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How long can you live in liver failure before you need to have it replaced?
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In brief: Variable
It is hard to answer without determining the severity of the liver failure.
This can be measured by blood tests. In severe liver failure, patients may develop encephalopathy and become unconscious.

In brief: Variable
It is hard to answer without determining the severity of the liver failure.
This can be measured by blood tests. In severe liver failure, patients may develop encephalopathy and become unconscious.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
In brief: Depends
If you have liver failure you could still live for many years before needing or receiving a transplant.
The degree of failure is more the deciding factor. If your liver failure is bad enough to put you in a coma or it puts you into global organ failure you won't live long without a liver transplant. If you jut have mild failure however you can be treated for many years.

In brief: Depends
If you have liver failure you could still live for many years before needing or receiving a transplant.
The degree of failure is more the deciding factor. If your liver failure is bad enough to put you in a coma or it puts you into global organ failure you won't live long without a liver transplant. If you jut have mild failure however you can be treated for many years.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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