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end stage of chronic liver failure.

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  • Posted By: WandaR
  • September 16, 2013
  • 00:00 PM

Hello,I'm new to this site so I hope I'm doing this right.But my mom was diagnosed with the end stage of chronic liver failure in June, her doctor has only given her 4 to 6 months to live.I have read on liver failure and all the but there's one thing I can't find on it.Does or is it normal for a liver failure patient to pass blood when they use the bathroom? She started this yesterday.Has only done it twice, it was very little on the toilet paper nothing in the toilet and real little red, almost a pink color she is on this syrup to keep her ammonia levels down, she takes 6Tbsp.a day so she does get runny stool alot.thanks for any help I can get on this.

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  • Hello WandaR,First of all I am feeling very hard to hear your story. Liver failure can cause easy bleeding. This includes one of the symptoms of Liver failure. But don't be upset, there is a way to cure this deadliest disease. The Liver transplantation is the only way. The process is also successful in medical cases.
    jameswilson 12 Replies
    • September 27, 2013
    • 06:38 AM
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  • Hello,I'm new to this site so I hope I'm doing this right.But my mom was diagnosed with the end stage of chronic liver failure in June, her doctor has only given her 4 to 6 months to live.I have read on liver failure and all the but there's one thing I can't find on it.Does or is it normal for a liver failure patient to pass blood when they use the bathroom? She started this yesterday.Has only done it twice, it was very little on the toilet paper nothing in the toilet and real little red, almost a pink color she is on this syrup to keep her ammonia levels down, she takes 6Tbsp.a day so she does get runny stool alot.thanks for any help I can get on this.Yes, It is entirely possible.Normally there are two blood supplies to liver. The hepatic artery and the portal vein. The portal vein supplies nutrients from your gut to the liver. In liver failure, the portal vein pressure increases (portal Hypertension PH) so it can no longer function effectively in common man's terms, so it forms collateral to supply blood to reduce the PH.Some of them develop in the esophagus and are called esophageal varices. They cause you to vomit blood.Some develop in the rectal system, and are called hemorrhoids. They deposit bright red blood. You should get her checked to see if you she has no internal hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids are typically painless as well so she wouldn't feel any pain.Hope that helps !
    jekuter 12 Replies
    • September 28, 2013
    • 02:02 AM
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  • I have ask her doctor about giving her a liver transplant but he told me she wasn't a candidate for a liver transplant.They diagnosed her with Parkinson disease and Alzheimer's that's the reason she's not a candidate for a liver transplant.She has changed some, she's more demanding now complains about everything, finds little things to be able to have something to fuss about.she gets angry, frustrated,agitated more often.She hasn't passed anymore blood except when she had a head cold she would blow her nose and there would be blood but other than that she hasn't pasted anymore.Is there things or signs that will show our she will do if our when her time is getting short?I just lost my son's other grandmother to bone cancer her death came without warning.Her and my mom both for sick at the same time neither one knew they where sick.I would just like to know some symptoms ore signs that will show because when I get up in the mornings I'm scared to go check on her afraid of what I might find.thank you so very much for the information.
    WandaR 1 Replies
    • October 9, 2013
    • 02:45 AM
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  • I don't know if your mother is still alive, but any bleeding in end stage should be checked out by a qualified doctor. Not an interest, not a GI, but someone who deals with livers. My husband has had the bleeding and they burned the bulges in his throat. He is on the national list for a liver, but he is going to turn 66 this year. Anyway, the most important thing is to get all food - meat included with no chemicals. Free range eggs, no raised fish because they use antiboties in the tanks.
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