A 38-year-old female asked:
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if you became iinfected with hep b would it cause your liver to be slightly enlarged? my body fought the hep b . how long will it take to be normal

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
It can: But the inflammation should subside in a couple of months. In about 15% of cases, this does not and develops into chronic active hepatitis which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer, so you should montor this carefully.
Answered on Dec 19, 2014
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What do you mean?: When you say that your body fought the hep b do you mean that you became hb surface antibody positive? If so, that should resolve the hepatic inflammation fairly rapidly and if your liver remains enlarged for more than 4-6 weeks you might want to look for another cause.
Answered on Aug 3, 2012

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