Pruritus: 10 days of having a itchy back... - British Liver Trust

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10 days of having a itchy back. Is it possible that this is a symptom of alcohol liver disease? I do not have any other symptoms at all. Can pruritus be the first presenting symptom of liver disease?

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Go to your doctors and get it checked. Pruritis related to liver disease is often a symptom of having too much bilirubin in your blood so it's a simple enough test. There can obviously be other reasons for skin itching and your doctor is best placed to assess these.


Thank you for replying so promptly. I was wondering if pruritus could be a first presenting symptom of liver disease.

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AyrshireK in reply to Watersk

Not usually. Get checked out.

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