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When to go to the emergency room

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When to go to the emergency room - Cirrhosis for Patients

Use the following guidelines to determine if you need to go to the emergency room.

DANGER

GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM! (or call 911, say you have cirrhosis, and tell them what is happening)


BLEEDING: My stools are black and tarry. I'm vomiting blood.

CONFUSION: My head is cloudy. I'm so confused and sleepy I can't do anything.

FEVER: I have a fever and I can't stop shaking.

JAUNDICE: My eyes are suddenly turning yellow.