Hi - male, aged 41 had pbc around 6 years.
I have recently noticed what appear to be small broken blood vessels on the skin over my ribs. Having researched this I suspect they may be spider angiomas however most of them (there are about 10-15 and very faint) are just a single line and not the spider like pattern described in various sources. I am concerned that these indicate cirrhosis despite having been told just 15 months ago by my gastro that I was at a very early stage, was responding very well to urso and had a clear ultrasound.
Do spider angiomas only appear with cirrhosis/indicate a deterioration in liver health (when connected to liver disease, I am aware there are other causes)? Is it possible to have these marks and still be early stage?
I do also have inconsistent pain in my lower right ribs, but that has been ascribed to muscular issues by my GP (will discuss with my gastro when I see him!).