PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DISEASE

There are over 100 different liver diseases that can afflict children. The signs and symptoms of liver disease can vary greatly from child to child. This is yet another reason why liver disease can be hard to diagnose. Below is a list of some of the main symptoms of liver disease in children:

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes)
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Passing of blood in the stools and urine
  • Abdominal swelling caused by a large liver or large spleen or excess fluid in the abdomen
  • Itching / pruritis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellow urine
  • Grey or pale coloured stools
  • Change of sleep patterns
  • Tiredness or loss of stamina
  • Poor weight gain
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Liver tumour

 

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