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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Cirrhosis Of The Liver

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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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Dr. James Krick
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

What are the early symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver? Is it right upper abdominal pain only?

Depends on cause: There are many causes of liver disease: drugs/alcohol, obesity, viral infection, autoimmune disorders, injury to the liver, etc. The common cause is chronic inflammation of the liver leading to scarring. Most patients do not have any symptoms, except for possibly fatigue due to inflammation, until cirrhosis develops. Symptoms of cirrhosis include abdominal fullness, confusion, bleeding. ...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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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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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