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I'm 22 months out liver transplant due to "cryptogenic cirrhosis" now have stage 3 fibrosis with bridging. No hepc. Lupus. Progression/prognosis?

Discuss with doc. Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Read more...
Impossible to say. If you have stage 3 fibrosis in the new transplanted liver, that is certainly of concern. The lack of bridging (a precursor to cirrhosis) is encouraging. I am certain you have an entire transplant team available to you - these questions must be posed to your transplant doctors - surgeons, gastroenterologists and others who know your full history to get a meaningful answer, not my guessing. Read more...

Diet for liver in case of cirrhosis stage b. Would you recommend liver transplant or notnot?

Doubt transplant. It is doubtful a child's b cirrhotic would get a liver. Most pt's are much sicker, usually child's c, to get listed. However, most are scored using a meld not pugh now. Diet and nutrition are major factors in long term health for cirrhotic patients. If cirrhosis is from alcohol, then abstinence is mandatory. Several studies have suggested that increased branched chaing Amino Acids are helpful. Read more...
See ur hepatologist. Diet for patients with liver disease in part depends on the cause of liver disease. In general, avoid things that can further aggravate liver injury, such as alcohol. Reduce fatty food intake, go easy on salt and watch protein intake. Eat smaller amounts more frequently. The decision regarding transplant depends on the cause of liver disease and symptoms. You should see a liver doctor. Read more...

How much drinking would it take to get cirrhosis and need a liver transplant?

Depends... Upon a number of factors including one's individual metabolism of the ethanol, how much binging is done, and whether other causes of liver disease are present such as chronic hepatitis c. Read more...

Can you tell me if someone has cirrhosis and needs a liver transplant, how successful is the surgery?

Very successful. There are about 6, 000 liver transplants done in the us each year. The results for cirrhosis are quite good with nearly 90% survival 1 year, 70% at 5 years, and 50% at 10 years. If the cirrhosis was due to alcohol related liver disease, of course this is limited to those recovered alcoholics. Read more...

Diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2009 taking lactulose & Lasix (furosemide) what is my prognosis without liver transplant?

Many variables. It depends on the cause of the cirrhosis (alcohol, hepatitis c, etc.), the degree of scarring and degree of inflammation (all on biopsy), serum Albumin concentration and if blood clotting tests are normal or abnormal. The cause of the cirrhosis and degree of synthetic function (albumin and clotting factors) are the most important variables. Have a long talk with your gastroenterologist. Read more...
Cirrhosis. You should be on spironolactone than lasix (furosemide). Talk to your doctor about this. The prognosis depends on each patient. Some people live long without requiring liver transplant but some people need it sooner. Read more...

If someone has de compensating cirrhosis, what is the average lifespan if the person does not get a liver transplant?

Depends. If ascites and edema, elevated bilirubin and especially upper gastrointestinal bleeding occur, the average lifespan is less than a year. However, alcoholic cirrhosis can be treated with steroids in some cases, and this may prolong life. There are other things to reduce bleeding, and decrease edema etc., treat other symptoms (itching) that may improve lifespan and quality of life some. Stop alcohol. Read more...

Liver transplant with a platelet count of 31. I've had hep c for 25 years and now have cirrhosis. Will they operate on me with my platelets situation?

Maybe. Are you asking about whether you can have a liver transplant if your platelets are 31, 00? Or, have you had a liver transplant, and now your tranplanted liver is cirrhotic? In any case, the risks of any surgical procedure are balanced by the expected benefits. You need to make sure that you understand what the surgeon thinks are your risks and benefits given the totality of your situation. Read more...