Liver failure occurs when the liver becomes unable to function. It can be the result of years of deterioration, or it can have a sudden onset, depending on the cause.
Liver failure can give your urine a foul odor, but chances are a person with liver failure will first notice other signs and symptoms:
Symptoms of Liver Failure
- Loss of appetite
More serious signs of liver failure include:
- Yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
- A swollen abdomen
- Feeling disoriented or confused (hepatic encephalopathy)
- Bleeding easily
Liver failure is a serious, life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical care. If you suspect you have symptoms of liver failure, seek a doctor’s advice right away.