What Does Liver Disease Feel Like?

What are the early signs of liver damage?

If signs and symptoms of liver disease do occur, the may include:

  • Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain and swelling.
  • Swelling in the legs and ankles.
  • Itchy skin.
  • Dark urine color.
  • Pale stool color.
  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Nausea or vomiting.

What does pain in the liver feel like?

Most people feel it as a dull, throbbing sensation in the upper right abdomen. Liver pain can also feel like a stabbing sensation that takes your breath away. Sometimes this pain is accompanied by swelling, and occasionally people feel radiating liver pain in their back or in their right shoulder blade.

How do you know if your liver is functioning properly?

If there’s a problem with your liver, you may experience the following: Chronic fatigue. Gastrointestinal issues like nausea and vomiting. Decreased appetite.

What are the first signs of cirrhosis of the liver?


  1. Fatigue.
  2. Easily bleeding or bruising.
  3. Loss of appetite.
  4. Nausea.
  5. Swelling in your legs, feet or ankles (edema)
  6. Weight loss.
  7. Itchy skin.
  8. Yellow discoloration in the skin and eyes (jaundice)