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Alcoholic liver disease. Swollen stomach, bleeding in mouth. Is it curable, can I try hospice care?

My friend has alcoholic liver disease, her stomach is very swollen, her eyes and skin are yellow and it seems like her tongue keeps leaking blood, the hospital have said they cannot do anything else for her, do you think her life is coming to an end and shall I try and get some hospice care for her now as she wants to be at home? Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
Hello, thanks for asking this "Q". Alcoholic liver disease, they had told you. Before taking any decision we have to consider many things. Stomach is very swollen ( you mean abdomen) as far as concerned about yellow color of eyes and skin I would like to says that due to severe anemia patients seems in whitish yellow color in outlook.If haemoglobin of patient is normal and color yellow in eyes( sclera) and skin than we have to consider that patient might have Jaundice. If Jaundice than please confirm her bilirubin level through blood test, if it is more than 2mg % than think about treatment of jaundice. Tongue keeps leaking blood . it look like that because of anemia and liver disease as these cherry color type condition is common during above mentioned diseases. Still there is big hope for your friend, don't be panic consult another hospital and good doctors they will advice you some thing new and good. Good luck and wishes for your's friend.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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