What are the symptoms of fatty liver?

Symptoms of fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease often has no symptoms, particularly when it’s mild. However, you may feel tired, or have pain and discomfort where your liver is – on the right side of your body just under your ribs. This pain is caused by a growing amount of fat inside your liver, which makes it expand, stretching the sensitive membrane that covers your liver.

As fatty liver disease progresses, your liver may become scarred and develop cirrhosis. If you develop cirrhosis, you may notice other symptoms such as:

• a swollen abdomen (tummy)
• itchy skin
• vomiting and bringing up or passing blood
bruising easily
• confusion or poor memory
• weakness and muscle wasting
• yellow whites of your eyes and skin (jaundice)

If you develop any of these symptoms, contact your doctor straight away.

Related Questions

Does hep b increase chances of having a fatty liver? Should I take metformin for diabetes & fatty liver issues? What're symptoms of fatty liver?

Answers. Fatty liver and hep. B are two different things. Hepatitis b doesn't increase your chance for fatty liver, but fatty liver promotes destruction of the liver cells and thus makes the destruction done by hepatitis b virus worse. Metformin is ok to take for fatty liver. Signs of fatty liver are minimal if any. Usually we see elevation of liver enzymes and other tests including viral hep ones are -. Read more...