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Dr. Stephen Cheng answered:

What are the signs and symptoms of cirrhosis besides yellow?

Quite a few

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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.
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Dr. Stephen Cheng answered:

What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None

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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.
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what are signs of cirrhosis?

Signs of Cirrhosis

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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.
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda answered:

What are the symptoms of cirrhosis in a man?

Variable

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unless advanced-no obvious signs may be apparent advanced disease will produce signs & symptom of liver dysfunction-ascites, jaundice, encepohalopathy & variceal bleeding
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Can you please tell me first initial signs if cirrhosis?

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Different people have different symptoms. See this site for info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver
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What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends

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Stage 4 is a histological (microscopic) term that denotes the presence of established cirrhosis in the liver. Cirrhosis itself may be asymptomatic or may develop symptoms of liver failure, such as jaundice, ascites, bleeding or encephalopathy, among others.
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What are the first initial signs if cirrhosis? What does it mean when it hurts near your ribs?

It depends

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

Can vary

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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.
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What can I do if my dad has cirrhosis of the liver, what Are the end symptoms how do we know it's happening?

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The symptoms and signs or cirrhosis are variable and include weakness, jaundice, bleeding, abdominal swelling etc. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver
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Dr. Jeffrey Mandel answered:

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

Cirrhosis signs

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end stage cirrhosis usually presents with jaundice, ascites, varices, bleeding, or profound weakness. It can be managed with palliative care and/or hospice.
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