Liver Pain

Learn the details about liver pain.

Chronic Hepatitis

Chronic hepatitis is considered to be a case that lasts longer than six months. It can cause liver pain in a patient.

Symptoms

Chronic hepatitis symptoms may vary from case to case. Many cases are largely without symptoms, other than abnormal blood test results. Some potential symptoms of the condition include:

Abnormal blood tests
Abnormal menstruation
Acne
Ascites
Cirrhosis
Easily bleeding and bruising
Enlarged liver
Enlarged spleen
Jaundice
Kidney inflammation
Low grade fever
Lung scarring
Thyroid inflammation
Weight loss




Causes

Chronic hepatitis can be brought on by different things. Some possibilities may include:

Alcohol
Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (genetic disorder)
Autoimmune hepatitis
Certain prescription drugs
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Viral hepatitis: B, D, or C
Wilson's disease

Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic hepatitis diagnosis varies depending upon the type and cause. A doctor or medical professional may be able to distinguish between these and make a diagnosis.

Chronic hepatitis treatment also depends upon the cause and classification involved. For example, in some cases, stopping prescriptions may also end chronic hepatitis which was brought on by them, however doing so may have side effects which should be considered.

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