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How to hide cirrhosis yellow from other people?

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

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If I have cirrhosis, will I look yellow?

If I have cirrhosis, will I look yellow?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms of cirrhosis besides yellow?

What are the signs and symptoms of cirrhosis besides yellow?

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

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How advanced is cirrhosis when skin and eyes are yellow?

How advanced is cirrhosis when skin and eyes are yellow?

Very advanced: If your eye is yellow the bilirubin is not that high and liver disease may be mild. It even is seen in hereditary anemias without liver disease. But if your skin is also yellow then the bilirubin is very high and liver disease is advanced. Must see your GI specialist. ...Read more

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I have noticed the whites of my eyes are becoming yellow, what should I do now. Is this a symptom of last stage cirrhosis?

Jaundice,,,: This is apparently jaundice and is a symptom of liver disease, not just cirrhosis. It's a result of bile backing up into the blood and body tissues. Please see your doctor as soon as you can to get examined and see what, if anything, can be done to help this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How will cirrhosis affect the body?

How will cirrhosis affect the body?

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

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What are the signs of end stage cirrhosis?

What are the signs of end stage cirrhosis?

Variable: Gi bleeding, abdominal swelling, edema, encephalopathy, wasting etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What exactly does cirrhosis do to the body?

What exactly does cirrhosis do to the body?

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

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Why does cirrhosis not occur in young people?

Possible: It is possible. But the more common causes of cirrhosis takes decades to develop. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat cirrhosis?

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

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I was wondering what is the end stage of cirrhosis?

I was wondering what is the end stage of cirrhosis?

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

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Can you please tell me first initial signs if cirrhosis?

Can you please tell me first initial signs if cirrhosis?

Variable: Different people have different symptoms. See this site for info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What should I expect during the last stages of cirrhosis?

See below: End-stage liver disease may have, swelling of the abdomen, generalized edema, infections, bleeding in the intestine, brain malfunctions (hepatic encephalopathy), kidney failure etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What is the average age for cirrhosis detection in the us?

Any age: If you have symptoms or abnormal labs- particularly alcohol abuse- see pcp. ...Read more