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What are the first initial signs if cirrhosis? what does it mean when it hurts near your ribs?

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
It depends: Most cirrhosis begins and progresses without any apparent signs or symptoms. If you are having pain in the area of your liver, it might be because of inflammation within the liver, gall bladder, intestines, etc. If pain persists definitely have it checked out.

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