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    What are the signs and symptoms of cirrhosis?

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    Dung Pham

    Dietitian

    Dung is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who currently works in Community Health and Private Practice as a HACC/CH dietitian and Health Coach. She has also … View Profile

    Common signs or symptoms of cirrhosis include
    ascites: accumultion of fluid in the stomach
    oedema: fluid accumulation or retention ( usually in the feet but can occur elsewhere)
     jaundice: discoloration of the skin or yellow shades in the eyes
     oesophageal varices: caused by a backflow of blood and increased blood pressure
     encephalopathy: confusion or altered sense of consciousness caused by a build up of toxins in the blood
     gynomastia: enlarged breast developed in males
     spider angiomata: red spider like structures on the skin
    GI disturbances

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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

    The signs and symptoms of cirrhosis varies greatly and depends on the severity of the cirrhosis. Many patients with early or mild cirrhosis are asymptomatic while other patients with advanced cirrhosis may have signs and symptoms of liver failure (jaudice, fluid retention, varices, etc).  

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