Signs and symptoms of acute liver failure may include:

  • A yellowing of your skin and eyeballs (jaundice)
  • Pain in the upper right area of your abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • A general sense of not feeling well
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Sleepiness

When to see a doctor

Acute liver failure can develop quickly in an otherwise healthy person, and it is life-threatening. If you or someone you know suddenly develops a yellowing of the eyes or skin, tenderness in the upper abdomen or any unusual changes in mental state, personality or behavior, seek medical attention right away.

Jul. 02, 2011