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How do liver diseases cause symptoms?

Acute and chronic liver diseases can interfere with the functions of the liver and thereby cause symptoms. However, the liver has a hefty reserve capacity. In other words, it usually takes substantial damage to the liver before a disease interferes with the functions of the liver and causes symptoms. Examples of such symptoms are:

  • Jaundice (yellow skin) that can occur when the liver is unable to properly metabolize or secrete the yellow pigment bilirubin in bile
  • Bleeding or easy bruising that can occur when the liver is unable to make enough of the normal blood clotting proteins
  • Swelling of the legs with fluid (edema) that can occur when the liver is unable to make enough albumin and the serum albumin gets too low
  • Fatigue that is of unknown cause, but may be related to some impaired metabolic function of the liver
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Comment from: sndsowe, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I had pains under my left breast.

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Comment from: HEIDIBUS, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

I was having severe pain in my stomach, among other problems. I had MRI of my stomach and they found multiple benign tumors in my liver. The pain is under my right rib and goes around to my back under my rib.

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