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Waht may be symptoms of a liver going bad? I was an alcoholoic 4 ten years wondering if I should be worried?

Waht may be symptoms of a liver going bad? I was an alcoholoic 4 ten years wondering if I should be worried?

Subtle and obvious: Subtle signs: low or falling or low normal platelet count, insomnia or reversed sleep wake cycle, unexplained fatigue obvious signs: utter confusion, yellow skin/eyes, dark urine, fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity, overt GI bleeding, easy bruising, nose bleeds. ...Read more

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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I have hep c and would like in laymans terms signs and symptoms of liver failure i was told that I have hep c about a year or so ago and i would like to know signs physically when things are getting bad. I have not had any treatments at this time. My medi

I have hep c and would like in laymans terms signs and symptoms of liver failure i was told that I have hep c about a year or so ago and i would like to know signs physically when things are getting bad. I have not had any treatments at this time. My medi

There are several.: Most patients with hep c (hcv) don't develop liver failure. Liver failure develops only after patients have developed cirrhosis. Signs of liver failure are often first seen in the blood (low albumin, elevated inr). Fluid in the abdomen (ascites), confusion (encephalopathy) are also signs of a failing liver. Jaundice (yellow) is not necessarily a sign of failure. ...Read more

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Yellow skin around my mouth, are these symptoms of a bad liver?

Yellow skin around my mouth, are these symptoms of a bad liver?

YELLOW SKIN MOUTH: I DO NOT THINK IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOUR LIVER. AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN AFFECTING YOU. IF IT PERSISTS, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I have some yellow skin around my mouth. Could this be a symptom of a bad liver?

I have some yellow skin around my mouth. Could this be a symptom of a bad liver?

Look at white of eye: More likely more info can be put with the around the mouth thing to help deride before you go spend money as the mouth would no be chosen alone to show signs. Greenish yellow tint to white if eyes, dark urine, clay colored stools. A lighting or discoloration around the mouth can commonly and normally be present after stenosis activity. If you have all signs see your doc especially GI probs there. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right? come one come all or on and off?

What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?  come one come all or on and off?

Wide variation: so many symptoms can be associated with liver disease... but early on, fatigue, abdominal pain/tenderness, musculoskeletal pains probably most common. with more advanced liver disease, jaundice (yellow eyes/skin), swelling in legs and abdomen, higher risk of bleeding. usually persistent/ progressive sxs rather than off and on - but there are always exceptions as well. ...Read more

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What are signs if your liver is bad?

Sick liver: Flags for poor liver health could include yellow skin and yellowing of the whites of the eyes; dark urine; very light colored, black or bloody feces; nausea; lack of appetite; skin itching; pain or swelling of the abdomen and feeling exhausted. ...Read more

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How bad is it to have a small liver ?

Liver disease: A small liver that is caused by scarring is called cirrhosis. There are many causes, but primarily related to chronic alcohol use or viral hepatitis infection. The effect of cirrhosis causes impairment in production of proteins from the liver. It also causes impaired blood circulation thru the liver, which can make fluid build up in the abdomen (ascites) and create dilated veins in the esophagus. ...Read more

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How do u know when u have a bad liver?

How do u know when u have a bad liver?

Labs & Physical Exam: Liver is a large organ with natural ability to regenerate. When this process of regeneration reaches an endpoint you can develop what is called cirrhosis. Infections( hepatitis a, b, c etc), alcohol, autoimmune illness, drugs etc. Can all cause the same end result called cirrhosis. Physical exam with lab results and an ultrasound is a good starting point to evaluate your liver. ...Read more

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