Loss of appetite: This is another symptom of liver disease, which leads to inadequate supply of nutrients to the body, causing malnutrition.
Pale stool: If you notice pale stool, this can be an indication that the liver is not making adequate bilirubin (a pigment responsible for the color of stool).
Easy bleeding/bruising: Easy bruising is a symptom of deficiency of vitamin K. You might notice this symptom if the liver is not able to utilize vitamin K.
Bone fractures: Bone fractures can occur if a child is suffering from any liver disease. Although there can be other reasons, but liver ailment also leads to decreased thickness of bones (bone density).
When to consult a doctor?If you notice any of the below symptoms, consult a Liver specialist immediately:
- Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (Jaundice)
- Dark urine or light-colored stool (Indication of excessive buildup of bilirubin)
- Abdominal pain
- Swelling in the abdomen (An indication of enlarged liver or spleen or ascites