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My mother had cirrhosis of the liver she just found out

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My mother had cirrhosis of the liver she just found out recently. The hospital has drained her stomach twice in the last 2 months. They said she was to old for a transplant at 68 years old. What would be the life expectancy at this point ? Is there anything she can do to prolong her life ?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Sorry to hear that.

Advanced stage of cirrhosis will cause ascites or fluid accumulation.

The life expectancy is usually less than 3 years.

The life expectancy can be prolonged by optimizing cirrhosis medical treatment.

Diuretics, lactulose, Nadolol, diet consisting of branched chain amino acids will be helpful.
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