Although some people with primary biliary cirrhosis remain symptom-free for years after they're diagnosed, others experience a number of signs and symptoms, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Itchy skin
  • Pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Darkening of the skin that's not related to sun exposure
  • Swollen feet and ankles
  • Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (ascites)
  • Fatty deposits on the skin around your eyes, your eyelids, or in the creases in your palms, soles, elbows or knees (xanthomas)
  • Diarrhea that can be greasy
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