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When Hepatitis C Worsens

Treating Specific Complications continued...

If you have a buildup of toxins in the brain,you may need a laxative because it helps remove toxins from the blood. Reducing the amount of protein you eat can also help take some stress off the liver. Sometimes you also need antibiotics.

If you have liver cancer, your doctor will discuss what type or combination of treatment might work best for you, such as chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

You may reach a point where liver damage can't be reversed and you develop liver failure. At that point you may need to get on a list for a liver transplant. Your doctor will continue to try to control your symptoms.

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Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH on January 27, 2014

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