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Undergoing banding due to oesophageal varices. Have nonalcoholic cirrhosis. Sluggish, fever. Reason?

Hello Doctor, My father has Non alcoholic cirrhosis ..resulting in Oesophageal Varices, He is undergoing banding as a preventive measure. He has fluctuated between stage 2 and 3 for the last year and a half. Recently his physician did his banding and wanted to see him back in a month as he says he is back to stage 3. yesterday he did not eat anything was very sluggish and had fever rising from 101 to 104. He is 82 yrs old.What would this fever be due to and what should be done to bring it down? Will you advise a liver transplant at this age ?
Fri, 20 Sep 2013
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As he is running high temperature he requires thorough workup and investigations to know the cause of the fever. Consult your doctor at earliest. From the information you have given one cannot come to conclusion if he requires Liver transplantation. Consult a doctor at earliest and get back with all the reports in detail, and will be able to guide you further.
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Undergoing banding due to oesophageal varices. Have nonalcoholic cirrhosis. Sluggish, fever. Reason?

Welcome to HCM Greetings of the day As he is running high temperature he requires thorough workup and investigations to know the cause of the fever. Consult your doctor at earliest. From the information you have given one cannot come to conclusion if he requires Liver transplantation. Consult a doctor at earliest and get back with all the reports in detail, and will be able to guide you further. Take Care Regards