Cirrhosis Archives - British Liver Trust

Ian’s story: “I’ve been transplanted for 38 years in total. I’m a real success story”

Professor Sir Roy Calne, the pioneering transplant surgeon, told Ian that he had just three weeks to …

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Ruth’s story: “Worry is a waste of the imagination. No one really knows what your future holds”

When Ruth was referred to a gastroenterologist after experiencing pain in her liver and extreme exhaustion he …

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Veronique’s story: “My viral load dropped massively after a few days of treatment and I cleared the virus without any side effects”

Veronique was shocked when she was diagnosed with hepatitis C and didn’t know how or when she …

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David’s story: “I thought you would get a warning sign with your liver, but I never did”

When David’s stomach started swelling he laughed it off at first, thinking he was putting on weight …

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Emma’s story: “I was slightly jaundiced and a liver scan revealed cirrhosis so I was advised to cut down on drinking”

Alcohol was an integral part of Emma’s social life, but she never considered herself an addict. When …

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Sheryl’s story: “Alcohol sneaks up on you. I thought ‘I can beat this, I can stop’ and it shocked me that I couldn’t”

Although she’s worked in entertainment all her life, Sheryl was always quite shy so would have a …

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Sophie’s story: “I had cirrhosis and didn’t know what it meant, how or why it had happened or if I was going to die”

Having been healthy all her life, Sophie was terrified and confused when she suddenly began to experience …

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Lucy’s story: “Without my GP making sure my Autoimmune Hepatitis diagnosis was found at the age of 19 I may not have made it this far”

Lucy feels very strongly about early diagnosis of liver disease and being persistent even when she was …

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Beth’s Story

I wish I had known and asked more questions when I first found out.  I haven’t found …

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Jimmy’s story: “No reason for my cirrhosis has ever been diagnosed”


Jimmy (pictured on the right) was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2015 but no cause was found. Thank …

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