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Stage 4 liver disease, now have pain in right upper side

why would a paitent with stage 4 liver disease, hep c. need hospice care? he also has had pain in the upper right portion of stomach . lots of discomfort in all parts of the stomach and bloating alot. sometimes nose bleeds . S.M.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Feb 2011
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Thaks for the query. Hepatitis C is an infectious disease of the liver due to Hepatitis C virus . This disease needs treatment with Anti Viral drugs which are commonly used in combinations. Most of these drugs are safe but a bit expensive. If you dont get treated, it may lead to Chronic irreversible liver disease. Medication is the answer to this problem. Liver transplant may not be ideal since the virus present in the blood may reinfect and continue the problem.
Alcohol needs to be avoided. Antacids will decrease bloating .
Best of luck.
Answered: Fri, 2 Sep 2011
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He can be cured by liver transplant at the largest liver transplant center in India
Answered: Thu, 4 Aug 2011
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