A 38-year-old female asked:
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
2 doctor answers
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia answered
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
Dr. Martin Raff answered
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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