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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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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase ...Read more

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What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None: Early on primary biliary cirrhosis can be associated with little or no symptoms at all, just like many chronic liver diseases. As the disease progresses, however, many people start experiencing chronic fatigue & weakness, jaundice and itching (from bilirubin build up in skin), followed by complications of cirrhosis such as ascites & malnutrition. ...Read more

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Living with Cirrhosis (Checklist)

Read labels and avoid medications that go through your liver
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Do not drink alcohol
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Eat healthy and keep routine doctor appointments with lab work
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What are signs of cirrhosis?

What are signs of cirrhosis?

Signs of Cirrhosis: There are many "signs" or physical findings of cirrhosis. These include: spider angiomata (small spider like blood vessels on the skin, see picture), clubbing of the fingers, palmar erythema (reddening of the palms), gynecomastia (enlargement of the breasts in males), enlargement of the liver and spleen, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen), jaundice (yellowing of skin) and many more. ...Read more

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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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Living with Cirrhosis (Checklist)

See your liver specialist
Every other month
Follow recommended therapy carefully
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Avoid shellfish and raw seafood
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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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What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Four stages: Check out livestrong.Com/article/114296-four-stages-liver-disease that should explain it fairly well. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

See your liver specialist regularly
Every other month
Take prescribed medications carefully
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Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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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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