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End stage liver disease
Nov 6, 2005

My husband has end stage liver disease,Hep C,diabeties and annemia. He is haveing a hard time swollowing at times and has a sharp pain that comes and goes in his back he says he feels like fluid is flowing down his spine. Once a week he has nose bleeds and and gets dizzy at times his doctor says this is normal for his condition is there anything I should be concerned? Also a year ago he was caughing up blood and ended up in the hospitol for a week at that time the doctor told me that he would not be eligible for a liver transplant other that the symtoms that I have discribed do you think he might be able to get a transpland now he has not drank alcohole in over three years and watches his weight and is very active?

Response from Dr. McGovern

If your husband has not been drinking for 3 years, yes I would take him to a center that has a liver tranplant program for evaluation.

Dr. M



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