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Cirrhosis (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call your health care provider if you have symptoms that don't go away in a day or 2, or if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Sudden weight gain with increased size of your abdomen
  • Increasing water retention
  • Jaundice
  • Changes in your mental faculties or behavior
  • New or different responses to medications
  • Bleeding that takes longer than usual to stop

If you are unable to reach your health care provider or have any of these, go to the emergency department.

  • Blood in your vomit or stool
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Confusion or bizarre behavior
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Fever
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2015
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