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Old 09-22-2008, 07:28 AM   #4
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Re: cirrohsis of the liver, How can I tell what stage of the disease I'm in?

in order to really know just what actual 'stage' you are in really has more to do with your bloodwork and how the functions are with YOUR liver at this time. this info really needs to come from a good GI doc after a full liver work up. how are your labs? what is your current ammonia level? have you gotten to the portal hypertension stage yet? what does your liver actually "look like' upon ultrasound, CT or MRI? all of this just factors into what your particular stage is. and not everyone will fuly present with the exact same symptoms at the very same stage either. it all depends upon what the extent of damge is and where in the liver it is. any info you could offer would help us to help you soo much better. Marcia