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ran73 (@ran73)

The decsion to be on a liver transplant list or not.

Transplants | Last Active: Nov 13, 2023 | Replies (19)

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@colleenyoung

Hi @hope25, I'm tagging @katebw to make sure she sees your questions. I also think that @amyintucson @gaylea1 and @athenalee might have experiences to share about “too sick for life but not sick enough for a transplant.”

You might also be interested in this related discussion:
- It's not all about the MELD Score
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/its-not-all-about-the-meld-score/

Are you on a wait list?

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No I am not on a wait list. I calculated my MELD at a “7.” I was told only a MELD of “15” is considered for a living donor. I was told that I have “compensated” disease despite “venous congestion” on gastric biopsy. This points to portal hypertensive gastropathy which is not being acknowledged as “decompensation.” I was told that I do not have portal hypertension, but the above suggests that I do. I wonder if I should be started on Carvedilol. Any thoughts?