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How does hepatitis affect my liver?

How does hepatitis affect my liver?

Inflammation: The causes of hepatitis are several, but i'm assuming you mean to discuss viral hepatitis. By constantly causing inflammation to the liver, the liver eventually loses its ability to regenerate quickly, and starts to become fibrotic, and then cirrhotic, which decreases its function. Eventually, this may lead to the risk of liver cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

Liver mildly enlarged from hepatitis?

More info: The liver is commonly enlarged with different types of hepatitis. You need to provide more information to better understand your condition. ...Read more

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Can you please define hepatitis of the liver?

Can you please define hepatitis of the liver?

Inflamed liver: It can be caused by one of the hepatitis viruses, may be secondary to a medicine's adverse effect or can be toxic from alcohol or other substances. ...Read more

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How can I self examine myself to see if my liver is enlarged... I'm 19, and I'm scared I might have hepatitis ?

How can I self examine myself to see if my liver is enlarged... I'm 19, and I'm scared I might have hepatitis  ?

Not possible: Sorry, but there is an abdominal muscle reflex that makes it highly unlikely that you will be able to feel your own liver. I do applaud the effort, though. Hepatitis will cause liver damage. If symptomatic, you may notice yellowing of the skin and mucus membranes, abdominal pain and maybe water retention or poor blood clotting. A blood test is required for diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Liver and hepatitis b; what medecines shall be used?

Liver and hepatitis b; what medecines shall be used?

Several: Are available such as lamivudine, helps era, etc. Depends on your viral load beset a hepatologist. ...Read more

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Abnormal liver functions.. A "93" don't have hepatitis a or c... Never drank before why could this be im 24?

See below: This could be related to medications that you take, gallstones, and conditions such as autoimmune hepatitis. You need to consider seeing a gastroenterologist if you have not already. ...Read more

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Do you need liver tests for hepatitis b?

Yes: Symptoms may be suggestive, but there are several strains of viral hepatitis. Specific tests are needed to determine which strain you have so appropriate treatment may be undertaken. ...Read more

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How many years it takes for hepatitis b and c to damage the liver completely?

Undetermined: Everyone is different. It depends on the body's immune system. Some may not even develop damage. Some may progress to scarring (cirrhosis) after 5-10 yrs. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have liver disease what type of hepatitis would you have?

I'm just wondering, if you have liver disease what type of hepatitis would you have?

Can't answer: There are many types of hepatitis, and hepatitis is just one type of liver disease. So if you have liver disease, you may or may not have hepatitis. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more