Medication can usually help to delay liver damage in people with PBC, but as the liver slowly becomes more scarred and damaged (eventually ending up with cirrhosis), you may have additional symptoms.
These can include:
- yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
- a build-up of fluid in the legs, ankles and feet (oedema)
- build-up of fluid in your tummy that can make you look heavily pregnant (ascites)
- the formation of small fatty deposits on the skin, usually around your eyes (xanthelasmata)
- dark urine and pale stools
- a tendency to bleed and bruise more easily
- problems with memory and concentration
Read more about the symptoms of cirrhosis.