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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hi, hey listen I don't have much time, so please just answer my questions as best as you can.
User :  
ok, so I have a friend who is 14 years old. he is mentally hadicapped. anyways, he did an overdose on advil. he took 7 advils a day for a week before his parents caught him. anyways, they went to the hospital and found out his liver is in bad shape I am wondering......
User :  
1. Will he defiently need a liver transplant?
Doctor :  
Not really
User :  
2. If he does, how long will he have to wait on the waiting list?
Doctor :  
IT depends on much criteria
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What is his present condition
User :  
i don't know.
User :  
3. how long can somehow last on a damaged liver?
Doctor :  
Advil is toxic to live but we cannot just determine if he needs one
Doctor :  
because we hae to know the status of liver
User :  
and last.....4. if he does need a transplant how long will he be IN the hospital after surgery?
User :  
please hurry
User :  
?
Doctor :   His liver enzymes are to be known

Doctor :  
I cannot say what happens
Doctor :  
without these reports
User :  
on average?
Doctor :  
Till then he will be put on some liver rescue treatment

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