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Last Stage Liver Cirrhosis - How Long Till Someone Passes If They Still Continue To Drink?

My boyfriend was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver a year and a half ago. Since then he has become more of an alcoholic than ever. He hasn't seen a doctor in over a year and doesn't want to see one. When he was first diagnosed his platelets in his blood were low and they wanted to do... read more

Liver Cirrhosis - My mom's in hospital dying from cirrhosis (end stage). What should we expect?

In 2007, my mother was diagnoised with End Stage Liver disease. They only gave her 3 months to live and was placed on hospice home care. Her disease was brought on because of alchole, but fortunately enough, her liver still had a little more "life" in it, and she pulled through. After a... read more

Does Mavyret cure hep C (HCV)? What is the success rate?

My mom has stage 4 cirrhosis and continues to drink, how long does she have?

Hi, my mom is 51 years old and she's been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember and she drinks straight vodka from the bottle 100 proof. She found out in October 2007 that she has stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver and that she needed a transplant. It's been over 5 yrs since she was... read more

Does anyone understand the symbols F-1, F2, F3 or F4, as it relates to Hepatitis C and or Cirrhosis?

... Does it mean that F4 is worse? Or does it go as far as F-6? And, if not is F4 the end stage of liver cirrhosis and therefore untreatable? And, does anyone know how this all fits in with being the hep c genotype of 1a or 1b? I know that Harvoni favors 1a patients for using the drug, which I am... read more

End Stage Cirrhosis - how long?

Hello, My brother was diagnosed with cirrhosis about a year ago and his doctor told him he needs a new liver. He told me about it about 8 weeks ago (we live 1500 miles apart and I do not see him very often). During the last 8 weeks, he has been in and out of the hospital because he keeps filling... read more

My mother has cirrhosis of the liver and has been given 90 days, I just want to know what to expect?

Hi, my name is Samantha. I have 2 daughters ages 5, & 3. My mom was diagnosed with Hepatitis C since before I was born (I believe) & struggled with a drug & drinking problem before as well. She eventually stopped the drug abuse, but continued her drinking til sometime between Jan... read more

Are there any ways to make lactulose easier to take, i.e., taste better?

My husband has cirrhosis of the liver and must take lactulose 30 mL 2 x's day, but the taste literally makes him ill. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to reduce the awful taste?

I was diagnosed with Cirrhosis of Liver in Dec 13 excess alcohol consumption. Can I take beer?

I was taking alcohol occasionally for last 10 years. But it became regular since 2010. Then, from April 2013 the quantity became 180ml to 540ml daily with no choice of brand. But after diagnosis, I stopped drink totally. All my tests became normal in Aug 2014 reports. But for last 15 days I started... read more

Liver Cirrhosis - My husband was diagnosed with Alcoholic Cirrhosis of the liver in July 2013. He?

... immediately quit drinking. He went down hill very quickly. The worst being May of 2014, when he ended up in ICU with HE. He was given the drug rifaximin. Since that time, it has been nothing short of a miracle. Still not drinking since his initial diagnosis, which I know has been key, but he... read more

Liver Cirrhosis - I have low grade cirrhosis. I take six 50mg tramadol per day for pain. Will this?

... damage my liver more than it already is? I was recently diagnosed with cirrhosis but no hepatitis

What are the last few weeks like for someone with end stage liver disease?

I am asking because I was in a long-distance relationship and my girlfriend was feeling very ill and went to the ER and found out it was cirrhosis of her liver and she didn't know anything prior to this that she had it. She spent 10 days in the hospital and one day in hospice care and then she... read more

Is liver cirrhosis a death sentence?

I'm 36 years of age and I was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in October 2013 after being rushed to hospital with bleeding varicies which had to be banded. Since then apart from a slip up in February 2014 I've not touched alcohol and I've been living a healthy life with plenty of... read more

Alcoholic Cirrhosis - My dad is in stage 4 cirrhosis. Need advice on what to do?

My dad is in stage 4 cirrhosis. He has always been a drinker. He has always enjoyed the social side of alcohol and always stated that if he stopped drinking, his life would be over. Up until 5 years ago, he was able to keep himself fairly under control. In 2014, I lost my mom (they had been... read more

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