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Husband has alcoholic cirrhosis, drinks half gallon in 24 hours. Diagnosed two years ago. Still no ascites. Is this something that progresses slowly?

Cirrhosis (diffuse. scarring throughout the liver) rate of progression is very variable yet one way, not reversible by any current treatments & tends to correlate with not only Etoh consumption by also type & severity of viral hepatitis (typically low grade & not diagnosed). Ascites=late symptom from obstruction of portal blood flow through liver, after esophageal, umbilical & perianal venous varicosities=advanced. Read more...

Husband has alcoholic cirrhosis without ascites and drinks at least a pint a day. Was in acute failure 6 months ago. Can he live years or months?

If he continues to. drink alcohol, his outlook is dismal. Difficult to predict the future, but he will probably not last 5 years. Read more...
I'm so sorry. If I told you there are special ultrasound tests to help determine prognosis such as, (http://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.3349/ymj.2016.57.1.138} it wouldn't help much really, would it? Please don't think about death. Try to salvage life, either yours or his or both. Get support from providers, clergy, friends, family, even bartenders-- it doesn't matter who. Thanks for reaching out. Read more...