Red Palms

When I last saw the specialist at Integris, he pointed out that my palms were red and that this indicated a sign of beginning liver failure. This was also when I first heard I was end stage. Now, my palms are not only red but they're also all wrinkley and pruney. I drink lots of water and so don't think it is dehydration and I've been eating really well. I also have had a worsening rosacea.

I can't get back into the hepatologist for another four months. My Meld is only 8, but I feel like my body is falling apart. I also have female "stuff" going on all of a sudden. Has anyone else had these symptoms with a rather rapid onset and together. I feel kind of scared that "it" is finally starting.

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Red palms are a sign of LD mine come and go. I'd say ask your gynocologist if it could be related.

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I agree with Trumps. Great advice.

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Hi I have red palms. Sign of LD like trumps said. Rash on upper chest too. Margee

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Mainly, I was wondering about what causes the redness and other skin problems such as rashes and itching. I know it has to do with liver failure, but do you think it is simply because of certain toxins not being filtered out or perhaps inflammation? I like to think that if I better understand the causes, the greater the opportunity to stem, or slow down, damage.
But maybe it is all to no avail and all one can do is accept the inevitable.
Still, it is simply my nature to always be asking why, like why are my palms red and shriveled? Well, because of liver failure. But what is it in that failure that causes redness? Or causes itchiness? Poor circulation or loss of particular nutrients maybe? Or release of certain enzymes that wreak havoc? Or...
Ah well, who is to say... :;

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Dear rubye, boy I like you. You over think everything just like me! Unbelievable. Ask the doc all your questions too. Write them down and ask why. Good luck Liver2009. Ps itching = high bilirubin ( I think).

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Or maybe others underthink everything. :)
That would make sense about high bilirubin because mine was high for the first time with this last blood work.
I spent most of the night not sleeping and trying to not scratch. Argh!

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Yeah my hands are pruney and palms were yellow and I had a rssh on mu chest I I itch sometimes and then it goes away you just need to quit worrying because more than likely your livet or another organ affected by the liver is ggetting worse snd eventually you will need a transplant or you will expire my specialist tells me to enjoy the time you have now don't stress you could get run over or die from something else just stay on a good diet exercise and enjoy life all the worry does no good

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I used to spend a lot of time staring at my palms and my nails and looking for signs that things might be getting worse. My palms are sometimes redder than usual. Right now they're fine. I don't have Terry nails, I don't have ascites, I don't have yellow skin. It finally got to the point where it was taking up too much time to keep looking at myself and way too much negative energy was going into it. When the doctor first said "you have cirrhosis" I thought that meant I was dying right there in his office. Like I wouldn't live another month. Then I started to read and learn more about the disease and ask good questions and realized how broad that term is and that for all I know I could live with this disease never getting any worse, until something else gets me first or I get hit by a bus.

I'm a lot more peaceful now that I stopped worrying about it all. It is what it is, I'm doing what I can to keep it from getting worse, and however this plays out is how it's gonna go. It'll all be.

Claire

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i spend alot of time thinking too and i think"haha: that is okay,just have to learn how to turn the thinking into a positive flow and throw away the negative,it may not be easy,but can be done!!!! theres a place for all of us thinkers and i have been told my whole life i think TOO MUCH but where else do dreams and visions come from if we do not think?

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Totally agree with you Claire and with ram1948. I have a 8 year old daughter who still needs me to bring her up as a healthy and good person to enjoy her future ahead of her. I focus on this and think that she is my future, my dream and I have a vision of me living to see her finishing college..., while I am eating and doing the right thing to prevent my liver from getting worse. I am tryting not to worry too much and yes, use my energy in the positive way. @Rubye, try to find out what to do and what to eat to prevent further progress of cirrhosis. Good luck!

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What are Terry nails?

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haha Rubye
me too , theres a site on fb called You dont look sick and thats where i saw a chart with different types of nails
and the disease that causes them to look that way
i have been going eveywhere trying to find out about AIH which i was diagnosed with in jan on top of Hep c, Cirrosis
i have my 1st appt with an dr since getting the diagnosis today
i do think too much , i cant sleep for thinking too much
have a good one
kemberly

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The itchiness and general redness is from bile salts not getting filtered. That is from my Dr. So it is tied in with Bilirubin. The best relief I have found was suggest by someone here I think Paul, Gold Balm w/Menthol. I recommend use it at home as noone wants to smelt like cough drop out on the town.

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I think we are talking about different things here. The red palm is call Palmar Erythema. It is caused by portal hypertension and liver disease. You can google this for more info. The itchy, irritated, red, blotchy, dry, pain in the arse skin is a big issue due to liver disease, especially bad if you have Hep C. My skin drove me crazy for a couple years! The best relief I found was oatmeal baths and keep yourself moisturized! Gallons of lotion!!! I also developed little clusters of spider veins. I found nothing to get rid of them. They have since gone away after transplant. Mine were on my face and legs so I'm happy they are gone now!

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Dear Rubye,
Have red/orange palms that come and go. Brought it up to my doctor but he blew it off. Have Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Became aware of it at about the same time was diagnosed with enlarged liver. Hope this helps.
Yours truly,
MonicaPz

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