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Symptoms

You may not have any symptoms in the early stage of cirrhosis because your liver can still function despite being damaged.

You tend to get symptoms if your liver becomes more severely damaged.

The main symptoms of cirrhosis include:

  • tiredness and weakness
  • feeling sick (nausea) and loss of appetite resulting in weight loss
  • red patches on your palms and small, spider-like blood vessels on your skin (spider angiomas) above waist level

If cirrhosis progresses, some of the further symptoms and complications you may have include:

See a GP if you think you may have cirrhosis.