What Are Symptoms and Risk Factors of Cirrhosis?

Q:
What are symptoms and risk factors of cirrhosis?

A:
People with cirrhosis may have following symptoms:

  • Fatigue.
  • Bleeding easily.
  • Bruising easily.
  • Itchy skin.
  • Yellow discoloration in the skin and eyes.
  • Fluid accumulation in your abdomen.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nausea.
  • Swelling in your legs.
  • Weight loss.
  • Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech.
  • Spiderlike blood vessels on your skin.
  • Redness in the palms of the hands.
  • Testicular atrophy in men.
  • Breast enlargement in men.

Risk factors of cirrhosis include:

  • High blood pressure in the veins that supply the liver.
  • Swelling in the legs and abdomen.
  • Enlargement of the spleen.
  • Bleeding.
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