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  1. Enlarged Liver (Hepatomegaly)

    WebMD explains the causes and symptoms of an enlarged liver.

  2. Hepatitis B Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Contact a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with hepatitis B and develop severe dehydration (caused by vomiting and an inability to hold down fluids) or any signs of rapidly developing liver failure.

  3. Hepatitis B Virus Tests

    Hepatitis B virus tests look for substances in the blood that show a hepatitis infection is active, ongoing (chronic), or has occurred in the past. The tests look for antigens, antibodies, or genetic material (DNA) of the virus that causes hepatitis.

  4. Hepatitis E - Topic Overview

    What is hepatitis E? Hepatitis E is a virus that can infect the liver. Unlike other forms of hepatitis,the hepatitis E virus doesn't lead to long-term illness or serious liver damage. Most people get well within a few months. How is hepatitis E spread? People usually get hepatitis E by drinking water or eating food that’s been contaminated by feces (stool) from someone infected with hepatitis ...

  5. Hepatitis B Guide - Other Treatment

    Some people with short-term (acute) hepatitis B develop severe nausea and/or dehydration. If this happens, you might need to be hospitalized so you can receive additional fluids intravenously.

  6. Hepatitis B Guide - Medications

    For people with short - term (acute) hepatitis B infection (HBV), treatment with medication is not recommended. Antiviral medication may be used for long - term (chronic) HBV infection if the virus is multiplying or liver damage exists or may develop.Howe

  7. Hepatitis B Guide - Topic Overview

    Learn about hepatitis B, a virus that infects the liver. You can have hepatitis B and not know it.

  8. Hepatitis B Guide - Exams and Tests

    Your health professional will diagnose hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection based on a physical examination, your medical history, and blood tests.

  9. Hepatitis B Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    People who practice certain behaviors or have certain jobs are at high risk for becoming infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). If you are a member of a high - risk group, you should receive the hepatitis B vaccine.

  10. Liver Transplant for Hepatitis B - Topic Overview

    During a liver transplant,your damaged liver is removed and replaced with a healthy one from an organ donor. Liver transplantation is done to treat long-term (chronic) hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection only after all other treatments have not worked,because transplanted organs can become reinfected with HBV. Recurrent infections are often severe,leading to rapid failure of the transplanted ...

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