Typical signs include:

  • fatigue and weakness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • itchy skin
  • jaundice (discoloured skin)
  • pain in the abdomen (right upper quadrant).

The liver is a very robust organ.  This means that sometimes it is in poor shape well before the patient is aware that anything is wrong.  Symptoms often take their time before revealing themselves, so patients often become very ill very quickly.