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What are symptoms of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)?

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This long-lasting liver disease may not have symptoms early on. Sometimes, your doctor finds out you have it because of a routine blood test.

Other times, you may have symptoms, so your doctor may order tests. You may feel tired, or have itchy skin, dry eyes, or a dry mouth. As the disease gets more serious, you may also have other signs, like:

  • Yellow skin and eyes
  • Pain and swelling in your abdomen
  • Joint, bone, or muscle pain
  • Darkened skin
  • Swollen feet or ankles

From: How Is PBC Diagnosed? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary biliary cirrhosis: Symptoms," "Primary biliary cirrhosis: Tests and diagnosis."

HealthyWomen: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Diagnosis."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Primary Biliary Cirrhosis."

Mayo Clinic: "Primary biliary cirrhosis: Symptoms," "Primary biliary cirrhosis: Tests and diagnosis."

HealthyWomen: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Diagnosis."

American Liver Foundation: "Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, previously Primary Biliary Cirrhosis)."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 06, 2017

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