Liver Failure

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:

Liver Failure


Symptoms of Liver Failure


  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

More serious signs of liver failure include:

  • Yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
  • A swollen abdomen
  • Feeling disoriented or confused (hepatic encephalopathy)
  • Bleeding easily
  • Sleepiness
  • Coma

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.

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