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2. Symptoms

People with acute BCS have severe abdominal pain, jaundice, splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) and hepatomegaly (enlarged liver), and ascites due to excess fluid in the abdominal wall. The more severe cases have early occurrences of encephalopathy or brain swelling. The majority of patients don't experience any pain until they show signs of cirrhosis or liver failure.

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