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Hepatitis C, liver cirrhosis, rheumatiod arthritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   my father, 56, has cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis c, and rheumatiod arthritis. i was told that the next stage is liver cancer. what do i look out for to know if it's gone that far?
Doctor :   you need to get few tests done for
Doctor :   that
User :   his stomach is extended and his ankles are swollen
User :   does that have anything to do with it?
Doctor :   like biopsy of liver and blood tests
User :   he had a biopsy of his liver last november and there was no tumor.
Doctor :   it can be due to liver damage
User :   but my father is stubborn and hates the doctor
User :   sometimes i think he doesnt want to admit he's sick
User :   what can i do from home to help him without him knowing that i know he's getting worse?
Doctor :   he needs admission into hospital
User :   look i understand that
User :   my father is just incredibly stubborn and wont go
Doctor :   it needs to be cured with vaccination and injections
Doctor :   it can't be cured at home
User :   is there anything i can do fromhome to keep him comfortable
User :   ?
Doctor :   you can take help of your neighbours
Doctor :   and relatives
User :   what are my neighbors going to do?
Doctor :   you can't do anything rather than watching

Doctor :   they will cinvince hin
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