Ascites (fluid retention in the abdominal cavity) is the most common complication of cirrhosis, and is associated with a poor quality of life, increased risk of infection, and a poor long-term outcome. Other potentially life-threatening complications are hepatic encephalopathy(confusion and coma) and bleeding from esophageal varices. Cirrhosis is generally irreversible, and treatment usually focuses on preventing progression and complications. In advanced stages of cirrhosis the only option is a liver transplant.
Liver cirrhosis can cause different symptoms, such as Ascites, Jaundice, Cholangitis and Splenomegaly. Only a doctor can tell if symptoms are caused by Liver Cirrhosis or some other problem.