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I am a 55 year old male, idont smoke, drink, or take drugs

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i am a 55 year old male, idont smoke, drink, or take drugs of any kind. i am very active and try to keep myself healthy. i currently am managing a diebetes and colesterol problem. MY doctor tels me that because my liver is lazy and is processing at only 50%.
i dont have liver cancer or any type of hepatitis. i forgot what the disease is called, but my doctor tells me that i will eventually need a liver an pancreas transplant. what would these transplants cost me, including anti rejection drugs.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.

Is it fatty liver?



Customer: replied 5 years ago.

yes, but, according to my doctor, my liver has early signs of cirosos.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.
Are you overweight?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

no, he has told me that my liver is just to slow at processing and over time has slowed.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.

That is odd. A liver shouldn't just do that.

I would see a liver specialist to make sure this is appropriate.

To answer your original question a liver/pancreas transplant would probably cost a million dollars or more.

You would need insurance.

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