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How To Hide Cirrhosis Yellow From Other People
Don't hide, get help: Jaundice in the setting of chronic liver disease is serious stuff. Either there has been an acute insult to an already compromised liver, or liver failure is progressing. Cholestasis associated with jaundice may mean a blocked bile duct, altered blood flow to &/or away from the liver, or worsening liver disease. In all cases, you need medical attention soon & please stay clear of drinking alcohol. ...Read more
Maybe: Patients with early cirrhosis can go many years without having their skin turn yellow. So saying that because you have normal skin color you don't have cirrhosis is not accurate. Talk with your doctor about getting blood work for liver function tests. ...Read more
Sometimes, none: Which can make diagnosis of cirrhosis tricky in the early stages. But at the late (decompensated) stages, you can have jaundice (yellowed eyes and skin), fluid buildup in legs and abdomen, encephalopathy (confusion) and dilated veins along the esophagus and stomach called varices, multiple other skin findings 2/2 portal hypertension. Pts with cirrhosis are also at risk for liver cancer. ...Read more
I have noticed the whites of my eyes are becoming yellow, what should I do now. Is this a symptom of last stage cirrhosis?
Husbands eyes are slightly yellow. Has mild cirrhosis, drinks half gallon a day. Bilirubin 2, creatinine. 60, sodium normal. What does this mean?
Liver US/ CT abdomen r/o biliary obstruction.
Needs Hepatologist/GI ...Read more
Husband with cirrhosis over a month ago labs were alt47, ast 121, bilirubin 1. he drinks heavily, eyes suddenly yellow. Why suddenly yellow? What happened
Have cirrhosis, & drink alcohol. How high is bilirubin if eyes are yellow the last few days. Feel fine otherwise, no ascites. Acute failure?
Cirrhosis: You should abstain from alcohol completely to avoid worsening of cirrhosis. For jaundice to occur the bilirubin has to be at least 4. The presence of jaundice in a patient with cirrhosis is a poor sign as is ascites. You must take your condition very seriously. I trust you're under the care of a gastroenterologist or hepatologist. ...Read more
Final stage of cirrhosis of the liver, not pooping anymore, pee stinks horribly, throwing up green chunks, yellow skin, is my aunt going to die?
Liver failure: Liver produces a large number of proteins, lipids and metabolizes a large number of chemicals, drugs and normal blood constituents. Cirrhosis affects both cellular function and circulation through the liver. The effects are edema, bleeding in the GI tract, fluid in the belly that may get infected, development of cancer in cirrhotic liver etc. ...Read more
Many things: The liver has many functions, both anatomically and physiologically. When these are interrupted the results can be devastating. Increased pressures, particularly in the portal venous system can create ascites, esophageal and other varices, hormonal changes because of lack of detoxification of estrogen or production of multiple products like albumin, etc. Can create feminization, etc. ...Read more
Liver transplant: It also depends on the cause. Liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis b can reverse with medication. Hepatitis c on the other hand rarely reverses from cirrhosis to a non-cirrhotic state. A liver transplant is the ultimate cure for cirrhosis, but not everybody is a candidate for liver transplant. ...Read more
That is the end: When the liver is affected by constant insult or injury, often in relationship to hepatitis or other inflammatory diseases, fibrosis (scarring) is started. It is separated into 4 stages, stage 1-4. Cirrhosis is the end stage of scarring, and is the same as stage IV (4). You cannot return to normal liver function once the liver is cirrhotic. ...Read more
Different people have different symptoms. See this site for info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more