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Cirrhosis (cont.)

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Follow-up

If you have a major complication without knowing that you have cirrhosis, you will have to stay in the hospital. You will undergo tests and be treated for the complication.

If you have liver disease but no major complications, the work-up may be done on an outpatient basis if the following criteria are met:

  • You have no signs or symptoms of infection.
  • Your blood still has the ability to form clots and stop bleeding on its own.
  • You are able to hold down foods and liquids.
  • Your follow-up appointment with your health care provider is within 2 days.
  • In the time between your diagnosis and follow-up visit, you will be in the company of an adult who can recognize complications and seek help should you become confused and unable to care for yourself.
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