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Have Hep. C with cyrrotic liver. End stage. Not ready for transplant, blood transfusion. Life expectancy?

hi I have Hep. C with a cyrrotic liver, I have evidently had it since I worked as a nurse in the 70 s I remember the exposure, I was not diagnosed until 2000. I now have end stage liver disease , I have a TIPS Line to drain fluid away from my right lung , I have ha 11 thoracentesis, over 3 years time, my meld score is 13, what do you think my life expectancy is at this point ? I have a hepatologist and I take Xifaxin iI am not on transplant list they say too risky, I will not accept blood transfusions
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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End stage liver disease occurs when the liver has sustained severe damage, usually over the course of many years, and is in the process of failing completely. Alcohol abuse and infection with the hepatitis C virus are the two leading causes of liver cirrhosis.
Very sorry to say but the fact is that,the  life expectancy of a patient with end-stage liver disease is bleak, from weeks to a few months. 

End-stage liver disease is a condition of the liver that is untreatable. 
End-stage liver disease is considered terminal unless the patient receives a liver transplant.
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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