Cirrhosis: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 11/21/2019

Cirrhosis refers to scarring of the liver as a result of damage to the liver by one of a number of different mechanisms. The scarring is accompanied by loss of functioning liver cells. Cirrhosis is usually a late-stage disease of the liver that is not reversible in severe cases.

Signs and symptoms of liver cirrhosis

Other associated symptoms can include

Cause of cirrhosis

Among the causes of cirrhosis are hepatitis B, hepatitis C, fatty liver, alcohol abuse, toxins, and autoimmune diseases.

Other cirrhosis symptoms and signs


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