10 Warning Signs and Symptoms of The Liver Disease that Require Immediate Attention

Abdominal Swelling

Your liver may become inflamed during the initial stages of any liver condition, especially in infectious diseases such as hepatitis, encephalopathy and bacterial infections. Swelling of the abdomen shows that your liver is trying to heal an injury or fight an infection.  However, if the inflammation continues for several weeks or months, it can start to hurt your liver permanently.

In cases of other inflamed body organs, you can feel swelling over the area that may become hot and tender. But an inflamed liver may don’t cause any discomfort or pain at all, especially during the early stage. If the underlying condition affecting your liver is diagnosed and treated successfully at the initial stage, the inflammation may go away.

When the disease progress, you can experience marked swelling of the abdomen that indicates ascites. It is a term used to describe the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneum that could be due to malfunctioning of the liver.