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Jul 21, 2012 in the Cirrhosis of the Liver Community - 6
I have EGDs done regularly- so far I've only had one time when banding was required. I go back next week for another EGD & colonoscopy - it has been a year since my last one. Just another one of those things that comes with 4th stage cirrhosis.
Jul 20, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 6
I have a lot of water pretension in my ankles and lower legs - one time so bad that it caused my skin to split - very painful. I take a medication for that now and am on a low salt diet.
Feb 11, 2012 in the Transplants Community - 2
I have Hep C and cirrhosis of the liver. I am on the liver transplant list but it may be a while before they do that. As to your questions - Once your liver is scared it will not regenerate. You indicate a fear of the transplant but you can't "treat your liver nicely" and expect it to make a difference in the damage that has already been done. ...
Jan 12, 2012 in the Transplants Community - 6
About the living donor part of your question. That is mainly for infants. No one can live without a liver but you can donate a portion of your liver. The donated liver must be close in size to the liver being replaced. So you can see that is why it really only applies to infants who have very small livers that need to be replaced. Your questions are ones I&#...
Jan 12, 2012 in the Transplants Community - 6
I have had Hep C since 1973 and am now progressed to cirrhosis of the liver. I was placed on the liver transplant waiting list a couple of months ago and am to start the new triple tx some time this month. You can get a transplant without going through treatment before hand but the new liver will eventually become infected and there you are again. My doctor s...
Jan 02, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 4
Yes, I have cirrhosis and am on the liver transplant list. I have had high ammonia levels several times with the associated brain fog (went in to ER day after Xmas due to HE). I saw my Gastroenterologist today and received a couple of prescriptions for bacterial infection. (I'm already taking Xifaacin but it apparently wasn't enough. He also told me...
Jan 01, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 4
I have been dealing with nausea for several weeks, At first it was after taking the Kristalose but now it is occuring much more frequently and causes a reduced appetite and foods tasting bad. Reminds me of when I was doing tx in 2003. I have hiccups a lot - not the ones that go one after the other but I'll do one then maybe 30 sec. later another one. If...
Dec 30, 2011 in the Transplants Community - 7
I just recently had problems with high ammonia buildup. I had to go to the ER the day after Xmas. I had stopped taking my Lactulose prescription - it keeps the colon cleaned out and the drug Xifaxan gets rid of the bacteria that originates in the colon and causes the ammonia buildup. Brain fog from the ammonia can cause you to do all sorts of things and not ...
Nov 27, 2011 in the Transplants Community - 4
I have also had problems with ammonia levels. You need to have your doctor prescribe Lactulose (syrup) or Krystalose (powder to mix in water). This is a laxative that will help clear out the bowels which is where the ammonia begins to build up. I thought I could take just any kind of laxative and it would be as good but there is something the Lactulose does t...
Nov 04, 2011 in the Hepatitis C Community - 10
That is a great website. It covers just about anything you might want to know about Hep C Thanks and God Bless you in your battle with the dragon.