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Many people with cirrhosis have little or no clinical evidence of disease. Symptoms may not emerge until significant scarring of the liver has occurred.

Symptoms may be nonspecific and include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Confusion and difficulty concentrating
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Itching
  • Abdominal swelling (from ascites, a build-up of fluid in the abdomen)
  • Jaundice
  • Easy bleeding and bruising
  • Leg swelling
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss and loss of appetite

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