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Cirrhosis is the end result of chronic liver damage caused by chronic liver diseases. The purpose of the community is to share support and information with Cirrhosis of the Liver patients and their loved ones. Topics in the community include: causes, clinical trials, complications, family issues, living with Cirrhosis of the Liver, prognosis, research, surgery, treatments

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Hey all, my husband starts treatment again in the next few weeks. Last time it was very hard on him. We have been researching about things to help with symptoms from tx, we have came across several articles about the use of cannibas to h...
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Hello everyone, How are yall? I had blood drawn a few days ago & my blood was so dark that it looked black. I thought ....that's not good so I went on my way. Next morning I got a call from dr. & said I had to go see a Hemotologist becau...
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Hi all, My mother has end stage liver failure and is going through all the testing to be put on the transplant list. She's currently in hospital for chronic nausea and is unable to eat anything. She's been given medication to try a...
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I know about the 4 stages of cirhossis, but I have seen something about "grades" too. i.e. - stage 4, grade 3 etc. What does the grade mean?
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my husband has ESLD and ammonia levels go way up. He takes lactulose and zig axon amongst other meds but it still goes up. If they give him a general I've antibiotic it comes completely down to the 30's. Is there something they are missi...
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Hi. Can anyone help explain my results. I'm 36, mother of 5 children. I was recently diagnosed with fibromylasia from pain specialist and rheumetologist. Along with nerve damage in neck with severe muscle spasms. Both drs sent me for b...
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In July of 2015 I binge drank extremely heavy (Vodka)from severe anxiety over discontinuing a pain med. Very stupid move. I believe I caused alcohol poisoning after researching. I don't drink at all normally but I was desperate for reli...
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Hello All - I have posted recently in regards to my sister who was diagnosed with ESLD 5 yrs. ago. She was in serious shape back then, and had to be hospitalized with varisces, jaundice, low platelet counts, ascites, and a host of other...
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I was just diagnosed with stage 3 fibrosis, stemming from auto-immune hep. My GI is sending me to a transplant center to see about trial drugs and/or getting on a transplant list. In October my liver enzymes were near normal and are now ...
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HCV acquired 1985, biopsy 7/15 revealed Stage 5 cirhhosis, fatty liver. SVR achieved 10/15. Enzymes all WNL now, MELD Score 6. No varicies or ascities. My cirhhosis symptoms involve no fatigue, abdominal pain, nothing except lower limb ...
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I hear that some post-treatment people, like me, have lingering post-treatment sx but I don't see my docs with a plan for treating cirrhosis - just testing for HCV and liver tests? BTW, I am feeling better - time is a good healer but...
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My Dad is at the very end stages of liver cirrhosis. He has been being drained as a result of ascites for months now but has been too weak to go in this time. He is not eating and barely drinking and the fluid has built up over the las...
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Hi my 62 year old mother in law was taken into hospital on 21st December 2015. The previous day we visited and clearly looked extremely poorly with jaundice, urine was pure blood, and edema to legs so is unable to walk. She refused to go...
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I haven't been in here for awhile, My husband took harvoni and is free of hep c, He has been on the transplant list for 4 years, He had the tips procedure done in 2011 because of a bleed out that almost killed him, He has had liver canc...
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Has anyone had elevated eosinophils related to liver disease? My labwork is normal except for my eosinophils went from .1 or .2 to 7 in just just a few months on top of my positive ANA and ASMA. Any experience with this anyone? Thank you.
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Hello I have some questions about cirrhosis. I was diagnosed when I was 28. I am now 35. I have severe intermittent right upper quadrant pain and have had many tests to try and figure out what it is. The gallbladder HIDA scan only shows ...
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My husband has cirrhosis and had a very bad esophageal varices bleed he was in the hospital for two and a half weeks, but is doing much better now. He also has ascites and now hepatic encephalopathy because of the bleed, both are contro...
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My mother has been diagnosed with cirrhosis. As far as I can tell she is stage 4. I don't know much as I live far away but when I was home for Christmas I was told by her and my father that the doctor said her liver is too far gone for t...
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Hello, I've never posted in this community but I didn't have much luck in the liver disorder community. I was hoping to find out if an ultrasound is how doctors confirm or assume the diagnosis is cirrhosis? I've had a lot of severe s...
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i had ast 132 /alt 139 a biopsy that was 2/2 but a fibrosure F4 A3 (preSRV) Post SRV: ast 26 alt 35 bili-0.3, album= 4.3 platelets 180 hgb 16.0 hct= 46.7 rbc= 4.61 palmer erythema, right abdomen pain, no ascites
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