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Suffering with hepatitis B, cirrhosis of liver with ascitis, abdominal swelling causing breathing difficulty. What should be done?

My wife is suffering since 6.5 months from Hepatitis-b (positive), cirrosis of liver with ascitis, swelling in legs, thighs, ankles, an old patient of vericors veins of both legs, main portal vein thombosed (20 to 30%, ), jaundice , umbical hernia developed due to ascitis, in 6 months fluid retention developed from mild to gross in peritoneum. Last 6 months, she was on homeopathic medicnes. Every month we are getting tested creatines, Liver function tests , haemoglobin , prothrobin time, diabetes test. As per gastroenterologist clinically it is still not alrming. However patient is not comfortable due to water retention & swelling in entire legs,at lower abdomen-the bladder, Urinery tract, rectum etc become hard little senseless feeling. Focal hypr dense lession in the right subdiapharagmatic region, abucting the right lobe of the liver, Metastatic deposit. ( repot based on 25 th may,12 tests A month before sono graphy was done & as per radiologist still ther is no chance of cancer. At present taking allopathic treatment for removing water only Lasilatone, neurobionforteo & folic acid. No medicines for other ailment. Patient other conditions- appetitte,sleep, mental condition normal however when there is excesssive swelling in the abdomen difficult to breath. Please advice what action to be taken in her case. She is very much scared due to side effects of allopathic & surgery. B.K Parakh, Bangalore` WWW.WWWW.WW dated 10.12.2012
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Your wife has decompensated liver disease. only treatment is Liver transplant. but unfortunately , your scan is suggestive of metastatic deposit as per your question put here. Liver transplant has strict criterias/protocols to be followed. kindly meet a transplant surgeon or hepatologist for further treatment options.
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