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Symptoms and Risk Factors of Liver Diseases

Symptoms of Liver Disease or Cirrhosis

» Fatigue » Jaundice » Sudden weight gain, swelling abdomen, legs » Confusion » Muscle mass loss » Gastrointestinal bleeding » Hepatomegaly » Splenomegaly

Risk Factors for Liver Disease

» Alcohol use » Viral disease » Obesity » Lifestyle (injection drug use; multiple sex partners; tattoos, body piercing) » Congenital defects in anatomy or metabolism » Autoimmune diseases » Hemodialysis » Blood transfusions prior to 1992 » Blood clotting factor transfusions prior to 1987