Husband has end stage cirrhosis and has been tee-total for 9months. He has developed a hernia in the lower groin which has worsened and slipped down to his testicles. The specialists say this is caused by blood trying to find any way to get to the heart since the liver isn't functioning properly. They won't operate as the risk of bleeding to death should anything go wrong is high. So he just has to put up with the chronic pain that he often doubles up over. Does anyone else have a similar story?