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    What is cirrhosis?

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    Dr Guang Chen

    Gastroenterologist

    Dr Guang Chen is a proud Chinese Australian gastroenterologist and hepatologist practising in Western Sydney. He then completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine, gastroenterology … View Profile

    Cirrhosis is the end result of ongoing liver damage that leads to "irreversible scarring". Cirrhosis can be mild, moderate or severe. As cirrhosis worses, liver failure may occur - fluid retention, confusion, jaundice, varices. Cirrhosis also increases the risk of liver cancer.

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