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How long do you have with advanced stage 4 liver cirrhosis? How many stages are there?

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Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: 4

There are four stages of fibrosis (scarring) and stage 4 is cirrhosis.
When you say stage 4 cirrhosis--it is a confusing term since the europeans use a different classification where stage 4 of cirrhosis means cirrhosis with signs of liver failure that is much worse than stage 4 of fibrosis. Please discuss more with your liver doctor.

In brief: 4

There are four stages of fibrosis (scarring) and stage 4 is cirrhosis.
When you say stage 4 cirrhosis--it is a confusing term since the europeans use a different classification where stage 4 of cirrhosis means cirrhosis with signs of liver failure that is much worse than stage 4 of fibrosis. Please discuss more with your liver doctor.
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
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Dr. Velma Scantlebury
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Variable

The prognosis of cirrhosis is variable depending on the etiology, severity and presence of complications.
Other underlying health factors can also play a role. Extent of cirrhosis can be classified in different ways. Staging describes the extent of scarring and fibrous tissue that have replaced the normal liver. Liver transplant is considered at this stage. Talk to your doc about who qualifies.

In brief: Variable

The prognosis of cirrhosis is variable depending on the etiology, severity and presence of complications.
Other underlying health factors can also play a role. Extent of cirrhosis can be classified in different ways. Staging describes the extent of scarring and fibrous tissue that have replaced the normal liver. Liver transplant is considered at this stage. Talk to your doc about who qualifies.
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
Dr. Velma Scantlebury
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