"Thanks to all of you for your responses to my question. My doctor is a hepatologist with the University of Alabama @ Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center. I trust his judgment in these as he has been involved in several of the experimental tr..."
"I have had Hep C since 1973, gone through 3 tx the last one being the triple tx about 3 years ago. I had such an adverse reaction to either the ribavirin or interferon that I had to discontinue after one week and was in the hospital for ..."
"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 cir..."
"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 ..."
"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 tha..."
"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 withou..."
"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 pr..."
"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 ..."
"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 origina..."
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