can a feeding tube reverse the liver being swollen

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   Posted 10/8/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
if your liver and spllen is swollen due to cf can a feeding tube help with that and does anyone else haveliver problems with cf

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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there! Welcome too healing well!!!

I have CF related liver disease or Mild liver cirrohsis (depends on which doctor I ask). They describe it too me, as my liver been 'sludgy' and also inflamed. I take Ursodeoxycholic Acid, which doesn't make it better, but stops it getting worse.

I've not heard anything like this about a feeding tube. My friend has the same state liver cirrohsis as me, and he has a peg for feeding. He's never mentioned anything like this though. As far as I know the tube goes directly into your stomach, and is there for feeds, when low weight is a major issue.

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   Posted 10/10/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the reply this is a 7 year old child with cf they tell us that his liver and spleen are swollen he is underweight so i am sure that is what the feeding tube is for he is also on the same medicine and hasd been for 2 years but has been having abdomen pain just wondering about what could be done have they ever talked to you acout liver transplant?
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