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If I have cirrhosis, what can I do to help heal it before

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If I have cirrhosis, what can I do to help heal it before getting tested. I s topped drinking 4 days ago, take tumeric, dandelion supplements and stay away from salt
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking? Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Have had a pain in right side for 3 months...went to hospital 3 times and they said no liver, kidney or pancreas problems and no gall bladder. So I continued drinking until my stool changed color to clay
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: 3 months...pain still same...mild discomfort
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 days ago.

I am sorry you have cirrhosis.

you should have stopped drinking alcohol more than 4 days ago.

you can take milk thisle as well.

and void tylenol use as well.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
have been doing that
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
All 3 times I went to hospital they said my liver was fine, otherwise I would have stopped
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 days ago.

that is good

your liver should be fine this time then.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
But why the clay stool?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I will stop drinking no matter what, but can I reverse the damage I have caused?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Still there?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
If I have clay colored stool, I have problems with bile being secreted by liver or gall bladder. Will this reverse?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 days ago.

clay brown colored stools are normal.

white or ashy grey stools can be a sign of bile not getting into the small bowel.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 days ago.

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