Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease.
The virus is most commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and delivery, as well as through contact with blood or other body fluids, including sex with an infected partner, injection-drug use that involves sharing needles, syringes, or drug-preparation equipment and needle sticks or exposures to sharp instruments.
In 2018, hepatitis B resulted in an estimated 887 000 deaths, mostly from cirrhosis and primary liver cancer.
Hepatitis B could cause abdominal pain. Here are some insights to help you understand what might be behind your abdominal pain when you live with chronic hepatitis B.
Pain or discomfort from an enlarged liver usually occurs in the upper right quadrant of the stomach. It may also be felt in the right upper back and shoulder blade area.
Liver cancer tumors can also push against the membrane, causing a painful sensation. If a tumor is large or if it has stopped the liver from functioning fully, we may also experience weight loss, lack of appetite, weakness and fatigue, and develop jaundice (yellowing eyes and skin).
A reactivation of hepatitis B in someone who has had years of inactive hepatitis B, perhaps caused by toxins, chemotherapy or other diseases, may also result in some abdominal discomfort, fever, nausea and even jaundice.CLICK TO SEE CURE.
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