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Liver transplantation is considered when the liver no longer functions adequately (liver failure). Liver failure can occur suddenly (acute liver...
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The initial symptoms (the clinical presentations) of liver cancer are variable. It is becoming much more common for patients to be identified by...
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I am sorry for your sister's decision. Unfortunately she has chosen alcohol over life.I  am not a doctor; medical advice should always...
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When a suitable liver from a deceased donor is matched to a person who is ready to receive it, the surgery is scheduled as quickly as possible. The...
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When a liver has been identified for you, a transplant coordinator will contact you by telephone or by pager. Make sure that you do not eat or drink...
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Possible complications of liver transplant surgery includebleedingdamage to the bile ductsblood clots in the liver’s blood vesselsinfectionrejection...
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Liver transplants usually take from six hours to 12 hours. During the operation, surgeons will remove your liver and will replace it with the donor...
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An enlarged liver may occur as a result of one or more of these causes. Inflammation or fatty liver may cause an enlarged liver and may result from:...
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People with either acute or chronic liver failure may need a liver transplant to survive.Acute liver failure (ALF) happens suddenly. Drug-induced...
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Drugs can cause liver disease in several ways. Some drugs are directly injurious to the liver; others are transformed by the liver into chemicals...
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The presence of hepatitis C infection in the liver triggers the human immune system, which leads to inflammation. Over time (usually decades)...
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Internal bleeding possibly death if not taking action quikley.
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I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. It sounds painful!It probably would be a good idea to follow up with either the surgeon who...
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Hi there! Happy to help. First you should know what is one of the causes of liver cancer and that would be tobacco smoking and/or genetic mutations...
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First thought that came to my mind in reading your question was… Your doctor must be an outstanding physician to have ordered a CAT SCAN of your...