Signs and Symptoms in liver disease
Liver disease is often discovered during routine testing. Having no symptoms at all is not uncommon.
Acute liver diseases present themselves with symptoms such as high bilirubin-counts (bilirubin is a by-product that is derived from the breakdown of red blood cells), jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark yellow/orange coloured urine, or light, clay –coloured stools. A loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are not uncommon symptoms either.
Chronic liver disease can present themselves with jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), dark yellow/orange coloured urine, abdominal swelling due to ascites (accumulation of fluid), pruritusunexplained weight loss or gain, (itching), and abdominal pain. Many of these symptoms may not be present until the disease has reached an advanced stage.