Cirrhosis takes a long time to develop. You could have it for years without any symptoms.
When you do get symptoms, they’ll depend on how far along the cirrhosis is.
The early signs can be the same as those of other diseases, so it’s important to talk to your doctor when you have them. They can include:
If you don’t get treatment for the cause of your cirrhosis, it’ll get worse. The symptoms will get worse, too.
They might include:
- Trouble thinking, forgetfulness, confusion
- Trouble sleeping
- Swelling in your belly
- White nails
- Wider or thicker fingertips (clubbed fingers)
- Hair loss
- Bleeding gums
- Muscle cramps
- Lack of sex drive or ability
- Bruising easily
- Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Itchy skin
- Dark pee that is brownish or orange in color
- Light-colored stools
- Blood in your stools
- Personality changes
Go to the emergency room if: