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What are the primary symptoms of cirrhosis?

What are the primary symptoms of cirrhosis?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can be asymptomatic in some but in others symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cirrhosis in a man?

What are the symptoms of cirrhosis in a man?

Variable: Unless advanced-no obvious signs may be apparent advanced disease will produce signs & symptom of liver dysfunction-ascites, jaundice, encepohalopathy & variceal bleeding. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of the final stages of cirrhosis?

Please explain what are some symptoms of the final stages of cirrhosis?

See below: Swelling of abdomen due to fluid accumulation, jaundice, bleeding in the gastro-intestinal tract, weakness, bleeding, confusion difficulty breathing, distended veins on the abdomen etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cirrhosis/basics/symptoms/con-20031617. ...Read more

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What're the symptoms of an alcoholic who has cirrhosis?

What're the symptoms of an alcoholic who has cirrhosis?

ESLD symptoms: Cirrhosis per se is largely asymptomatic. However, end-stage liver disease, manifests by ascites, jaundice, bleeding, loss of muscle mass, changes in mental status up to coma, and other manifestations that can quickly lead to death. ...Read more

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I've read that one symptom of cirrhosis may be an altered level of consciouness. What does this mean?

I've read that one symptom of cirrhosis may be an altered level of consciouness. What does this mean?

Liver Failure: As the liver fails it cannot clean the blood of excess ammonia. As the ammonia levels rise the conscious level of the patient diminishes. The patient can be incoherent and have other mental facility deficits. ...Read more

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I'm confused! I have cirrhosis & had symptoms of decompensation. Can you go from decompensated back to compensated? One dr said yes..Another said no!

I'm confused! I have cirrhosis & had symptoms of decompensation. Can you go from decompensated back to compensated? One dr said yes..Another said no!

Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis an end stage condition of the liver is usually not reversible. Unless the initial diagnosis was incorrect, it is unlikely to be reversible without a liver transplant. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can be asymptomatic in some but in others symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: Usually asymptotic at first but as synthetic dysfunction occur patients may notice jaundice, swelling of belly or legs, confusion, bruising, throwing up blood. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver that are terminal?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver that are terminal?

Cirrhosis signs: End stage cirrhosis usually presents with jaundice, ascites, varices, bleeding, or profound weakness. It can be managed with palliative care and/or hospice. ...Read more

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Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Quite a few: When cirrhosis is well established patients develop portal hypertension (high pressure in the veins in stomach, spleen, and intestines) and blood is shunted away from the liver. Patients then develop ascites (fluid build up in abdomen), enlarged spleen and low platelet count, encephalopathy (confusion), and varices (enlarged veins inside stomach and esophagus) which can lead to massive bleeding. ...Read more

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Which symptoms might a person experience in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Which symptoms might a person experience in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can vary: Cirrhosis is by definition the final stage of the liver, with scarring. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruising, jaundice and symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nonalcoholic bridging fibrosis without symptoms to become cirrhosis?

How long does it take for nonalcoholic bridging fibrosis without symptoms to become cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: it is impossible to give you an answer and the only way of seeing degeneration is by routinely following you lab results It would probably be many years before there a was significant change ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone in stage 6 of cirrhosis of the liver and also, what is the prognosis?

What are the symptoms of someone in stage 6 of cirrhosis of the liver and also, what is the prognosis?

See the site listed : Below: prognosis is not good. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver.

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What are the chances my son has cirrhosis at 27? he has drank heavily for four years. he claims he is having a lot of the symptoms.

What are the chances my son has cirrhosis at 27? he has drank heavily for four years. he claims he is having a lot of the symptoms.

Possible: 4 years not so likely though to result in cirrhosis.. Acute liver toxicity/ alcoholic hepatitis are a lot more likely, he obviously should stop drinking but also see his PCP/GI to address these symptoms. ...Read more

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If you do not have full cirrhosis of the liver, does the liver repair itself if it has been damaged? What are the symptoms once damage begins?

Cirrhosis: The liver can repair itself to some extent but chronic inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) can eventually lead to cirrhosis. Most symptoms only occurr at late stage. One symptom that can occurr early is redness of the palms of the hands which can indicate chronic disease. Late signs are fluid in the abdomen, edema, bleeding and altered mental status to list a few. ...Read more

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Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Cherry hemangioma: Benign vascular growth on skin as opposed to spider angiomata associated with liver disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bilary cirrhosis?

What are the symptoms of bilary cirrhosis?

Jaundice & itching: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune phenomenon and may be associated with damage to other organs. The prominent symptoms of biliary cirrhosis are jaundice and itching. With progression symptoms of liver failure, e.g., edema, bleeding, ascites etc appear. ...Read more