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What are the symptoms of bilary cirrhosis?

What are the symptoms of bilary cirrhosis?

Jaundice & itching: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune phenomenon and may be associated with damage to other organs. The prominent symptoms of biliary cirrhosis are jaundice and itching. With progression symptoms of liver failure, e.g., edema, bleeding, ascites etc appear. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of biliary cirrhosis?

What are the symptoms of biliary cirrhosis?

Jaundice & itching: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune phenomenon and may be associated with damage to other organs. The prominent symptoms of biliary cirrhosis are jaundice and itching. With progression symptoms of liver failure, e.g., edema, bleeding, ascites etc appear. ...Read more

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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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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have biliary cirrhosis. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Fatigue, itch, yello: Agree dr. Cattano. Autoimmune disease. Symptoms may be mild, nonspecific, include fatigue, itching, jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), joint aches, weight loss, depress, anemia, skin abn, of chol . Can be assoc with high cholesterol, low vitamin d, osteoporosis, other autoimmune diseases. Confirmed with blood tests, usually liver biopsy. Wait for blood test results (ama, ana, asma, and others. ...Read more

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Elevated alkaline phosphatase value of 125 U/L. Is this a sign of primary biliary cirrhosis? Could the level be due to my Hep B?

Elevated alkaline phosphatase value of 125 U/L. Is this a sign of primary biliary cirrhosis? Could the level be due to my  Hep B?

High level,,,: This is a high level for alkaline phosphatase certainly, but to say it's from primary biliary cirrhosis is harder as there are other things like high bilirubin and symptoms like itching and jaundice (yellow skin) and antibodies like anti-mitochondrial antibodies. It also could be due to Hep B or any increased liver activity or other things and it's not that high so see your Dr. For other tests. ...Read more

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Is primary biliary cirrhosis hereditary?

Basically no: There's a pair of genes that carry the ability to develop the disease and these run in families, but it's not inherited like sickle cell, huntington's or some of the other familiar entities. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/151640.php. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bilary cirrhosis?

Autoantibody &: Biopsy. In addition to abnormal blood tests due to malfunction of liver, patients with primary biliary cirrhosis have peculiar autoantibodies, anti-mitochondrial antibodies. Blood tests and imaging suggest cirrhosis, confirmation requires biopsy (usually needle biopsy) and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for biliary cirrhosis?

Autoantibody &Biopsy: In addition to abnormal blood tests due to malfunction of liver, patients with primary biliary cirrhosis have peculiar autoantibodies, anti-mitochondrial antibodies. Blood tests and imaging suggest cirrhosis, confirmation requires biopsy (usually needle biopsy) and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What exactly is primary biliary cirrhosis?

What exactly is primary biliary cirrhosis?

Liver disease: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune liver disease seen most commonly in women in the 4th to 5th decade of life. It generally presents with unexplained itching and occasionally jaundice. It is frequently found on routing screening liver tests which may show an elevated alkaline phosphotase. Though not curable it is treatable and treatment slows the progression to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How can I treat primary biliary cirrhosis ?

Ursodiol: There is not much available to treat primary biliary cirrhosis, but ursodiol helps normalize the liver enzymes. For other therapies you should discuss with a hepatologist. ...Read more