Liver transplantation

What is Liver transplantation?

Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person . The most commonly used technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and replaced by the donor organ in the same anatomic location as the original liver. Liver transplantation is a viable treatment option for end-stage liver disease.

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what causes blood in stool after liver transplant. Liver transplant about 7 weeks ago. age 63, 5ft. 51/2, 113 lbs. good health other than liver. had high enzymes for years. Was eold at time of liver transplant that I had primary biliary disease and autoimmune hepatist


Dear bleeding may be due to portal Hypertension or entities or it may be due to Rouex y surgery..

It may be due to hemorrhoid or opportunistic infection with cytomegalovirus or giardia or entamoeba.

Please consult your treating doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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Hi Attached are reports where doctor have asked for Liver transplant. I would like to know: 1. Is liver transplant really required at this stage? 2. What is other best way to diganose? 3. Is Liver transplant available in AIMS or any other suggested hopital with economy medication and what is the success rate? 4.
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Thanks for the query.
I have seen the reports sent by you.
Although there are no test reports in that but the prescription of the doctor clearly suggests that the patient is suffering from chronic liver disease ( CLD ).
CLD takes years to...
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Also come this April 2013 we will be waiting 5 years we were told that 5 years is just about the usual time if you do not get a new liver which my husband has not all the doctors tell us that my husband is much sicker than his meld score reflects. My husband is only 61 and I am tempted to try herbs and other things if that might help along with cleansing of the liver. What do you think ?
The Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) system was implemented on February 27, 2002 to prioritize patients waiting for a liver transplant. MELD is a numerical scale used for adult liver transplant candidates. 
If the doctors say that your husband is much more sicker than the actual...
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hi ,dr my mother is suffering from liver disease ,she had hapatitus c treated about 10 years ago,now she had water in her bally she is being trated with urine pills,now she is passing black stools also,she is 75 years old.should liver transplant in this age works as she is also having blood presure and diabetic but controled ,we r worried as parents love is irreplaceable ,pls answer and suggest we dont want to loose her .
1) your mother has Hepatits-C related liver failure with portal hypertension
2) Liver failure cause collection of water in stomach. Portal hypertension cause bleeding in intestine which make stool black colored. (this also require to check hemoglobin level frequently)
3) liver transplant...
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Yes i was diagnosed with hep c in 2007 my biopsy came back with 5% necrosis and othe stuff i did the treatment and didnt clear the hep c when i take tylenol the pain is awful,is it from the tylenol my liver feels like it is on fire my doctor recomended a liver transplant in end stages
Welcome at HCM
I have gone through your query and being your doctor I completely understand your health concerns....
What is your age? What us the viral load on PCR? Is there any evidence of fibrosis or cirrhosis on liver biopsy report? What about the size of portal vein and spleen on ultrasound?...
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i had a liver transplant when i was 2. i am now 19. i take meds but i am getting wiened off of them and i haven't had any problems for about 7 years... i just started college and some of my friends smoke weed and they want me to try it ... would this hurt me? if i smoked?
1) You can not discontinue immunosuppresive medications after liver transplantation without consultation to doctor.
2) If your blood reports would be steady without much variation then your medications will be stopped gradually one by one
3) Smoking is not advisable even for healthy...
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recently my blood pressure have been flactuating from 120/75 to 152/82. i am 64 years old, had a liver transplant 10 years ago but i do excersise 3 to 5 times per week. Also for the past several months I have problem sleeping or wake up around 2 or 3 and cannot go to sleep again. do you have any advice for me
I have gone through your question and I understand that you have been having difficulty falling and staying asleep. this is a common problem and I have several suggestions for you. My first suggestion is not to exercise prior to going to sleep, next I would recommend not drinking any caffeinated...
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Hi my name is vijay from delhi .my dad who's age is 48 years old is suffering from CLD, and right side pleural effusion & DR. Has suggested for liver transplant .kindy please tell me the cost of liver transplant according to the CGHS rates & the success rate of this transplant...
Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.
It is hard to predict the success rate and costs for such procedure,but this is enormously high price and you cant pay it alone since it exceeds 80 000 dollars.It should be available to...
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My Cousin's son is nearly 8 months old and was dedicated with Biliary Atresia. They have under gone Kasai procedure which got failure. Now doctors have instructedto go for liver transplant within 1 month and was told as no guranteed after operation too. Can you please suggest if homoeopathy or Siddha treatment can help to save the baby? Current symptoms of Baby: - stomach was enlarged more water accumulated in abdomen , stomach circumstance 54 cm , Stool colour pale yellow some time white or clay colour, yellowish eye
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Siddha or Homeopathy will not be useful

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The success rate of Kasai porto-enterostomy depends when the procedure is performed. If done before 70 days of age, the success rate are high.
Presence of water in abdomen(peritoneal cavity...
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