Liver Disease

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Signs and Symptoms

Liver disease may not cause any symptoms at first or the symptoms may be nonspecific, like weakness and loss of energy.

In acute liver disease, symptoms related to problems processing bilirubin, including yellow skin and eyes (jaundice), dark urine, and light stools, along with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are most common.

Chronic liver disease symptoms may include jaundice, dark urine, abdominal swelling (due to ascites), pruritus, unexplained weight loss or gain, and abdominal pain; these symptoms are usually not present until the disease has reached an advanced stage.

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