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

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

How many years you can live cirrhosis will depend on how far along in the progression of liver tissue scarring.
Life expectancy with cirrhosis is estimated to be about 15 to 20 years if cirrhosis is detected in the initial stage, and about 6 to 10 years in the second stage. These patients have enough time to undergo liver transplant. The life expectancy is about 1-3 years in the last stage.

In brief: Depends

How many years you can live cirrhosis will depend on how far along in the progression of liver tissue scarring.
Life expectancy with cirrhosis is estimated to be about 15 to 20 years if cirrhosis is detected in the initial stage, and about 6 to 10 years in the second stage. These patients have enough time to undergo liver transplant. The life expectancy is about 1-3 years in the last stage.
Dr. Michio Abe
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