My husband had kidney failure in march prior to that his liver was compensated even though has cirrhossis and everything was working ok, hospital stopped water tablets furesomide and spirolactone due to kidney failure not due to liver, kidney function returned to normal so was put back on spirolactone but not furesomide as they said it wouldnt help fluid. The fluid wouldnt go this happened in aintree hospital liverpool who told him LFT was ok but he is under the royal liverpool hospital for liver so when he went for his routine appt they said liver was now decompensated he has varices grade 1 he has portal hypertensive gastropathy which he knew he had so they said he will need a drain in which he goes every 5 weeks each time 6 litres removed. Last week he had mri scan as shadow showed on routine ct scan he has now been told he has hcc but is very small less than an inch, went to hospital today to get bloods done for drain next week and spoke to specialist nurse who said that once you have hcc then you can get more and he should ask about transplant apart from ascites he seems ok he does have a neurological condition called myasthenia gravis which is a muscle weakening illness which he copes with,just wondering is transplant the only option even though he seems ok and varices is grade one and portal vein is patented at moment platelets have also gone up from 90 to 104. Might add he doesnt drink gave uo long time ago.
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