Wilson's disease causes a wide variety of signs and symptoms that are often mistaken for other diseases and conditions. Signs and symptoms vary depending on what parts of your body are affected by Wilson's disease. They may include:

  • Fatigue, lack of appetite or abdominal pain
  • Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eye
  • A tendency to bruise easily
  • Fluid buildup in the legs or abdomen
  • Problems with speech, swallowing or physical coordination
  • Uncontrolled movements or muscle stiffness

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms that worry you. If a family member has been diagnosed with Wilson's disease, your doctor may recommend tests to determine whether you may have Wilson's disease.

Sep. 23, 2011

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