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How can you treat fluids in your belly from hepatitis C?

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Your doctor may prescribe diuretics, drugs that help remove fluids from your body. He or she might use a needle to withdraw large amounts of fluid, if needed. Fluid buildup makes you more likely to get an infection, so you may also need oral or intravenous antibiotics.

From: When Hepatitis C Worsens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Sulkowski, M. , May 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Department of Veterans Affairs: "Cirrhosis: A "Patient's Guide."

National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse: "Cirrhosis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

American Liver Foundation: "What Can Happen -- Complications of Hepatitis C."

American Cancer Society: "How is liver cancer treated?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Sulkowski, M. , May 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Department of Veterans Affairs: "Cirrhosis: A "Patient's Guide."

National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse: "Cirrhosis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Hepatitis C (Beyond the Basics)."

American Liver Foundation: "What Can Happen -- Complications of Hepatitis C."

American Cancer Society: "How is liver cancer treated?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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