Patient Comments: Liver Disease - Symptoms

What were your symptoms associated with liver disease?

Comment from: Michael, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 14

I have AIDS and recently contracted hepatitis C. I've also been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. My main symptom is severe itching. Everywhere. I scratch till I bleed on my legs, I squeeze my fingers and twist them instead of scratching. It feels so good. I'll run them under hot water for 20 to 30 minutes and at the same time I am squeezing and twisting my fingers. If I scratch with a layer of clothes between my fingers and skin I will often burn the skin without feeling any pain but when I look the skin is gone and I've again done damage.

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Comment from: Coqui, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I developed urinary incontinence and bowel incontinence after my epidural steroid injection. I had MRI twice and after a week was ok.

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Comment from: darie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I had persistent ache in upper right abdomen, swollen upper abdomen and the feeling that the bra is too tight. Liver function tests were abnormal. I had digestive problems, wind, severe lower abdominal pain followed by diarrhea, particularly after eating foods containing fat. Ultrasound scan showed pink liver suggesting fat and sludge in gall bladder. Weight loss because of liver disease is 1 stone in last 3 to 4 weeks.

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Comment from: AB, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 17

I have had severe itching on arms, legs, and now the neck for over a year. I have also been getting water blisters in different areas of arms, legs and hands. Fatigue and depression over the last 6 weeks has also increased. Blood tests showed liver enzymes elevated and I am set to have ultrasound on Friday.

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Comment from: Isla, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I have constant upper right abdominal pain through to my back and under my right shoulder blade. My liver function tests show there are problems. I often have yellowing of the whites of my eyes, I rarely ever drink alcohol and when I do it"s half a glass of wine. However I just seem to be shunted from one consultant to another for a proper diagnosis but am not getting any help. I am constantly exhausted, I can easily sleep most of the weekend from Friday night to Monday morning just getting up for a few hours to wash and to eat. If I don"t do this I can"t cope with my full time job. I am depressed and so tired all the time.

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Comment from: 2012, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 21

My child was born at 28 weeks weighing only 1.5 kg. She is now 3 and she weighs about 8 kg. She is shorter than kids her age but speaks fluently and is hyperactive. I am worried if she will catch up with her peers.

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