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What are the first signs?
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Upper Right quadrant pain, itching (everywhere) with/without jaundice, non-specific abdominal pain, dry mouth or intense thirst, diarrhea. Early on there usually are no symptoms. Disease may be moderately advanced if noticeable symptoms occur.
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Symptoms of cirrhosis include nausea or indigestion and vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, flatulence, anorexia, weight loss, ascites (the accumulation of serous fluids in the peritoneal cavity), light-colored stools, weakness or chronic dyspepsia, dull abdominal aching, varicosities, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, other internal and external bleeding, easy bruising, extreme dryness of skin, and spider angiomas. Psychotic mental changes such as extreme paranoia can occur in cases of advanced cirrhosis. Other symptoms are testicular atrophy, gynecomastia (enlargement of the male breast), and loss of chest and armpit hair.

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I got my latest biopsy results in the mail today. I have HCV and positive for chirrosis. Does anybody know what the life expectency is at this point. No BS, please, only what you know to be the usual case.

What is the criteria for getting on the liver transplant registery?
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