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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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