Hepatitis B is a virus found in infected blood, semen and vaginal fluids.
It’s a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can be passed on through unprotected sex. You can also get it from contaminated needles and syringes. It’s also commonly passed on from a mother to her baby during birth.
If you develop chronic hepatitis B, you’ll need given treatment to reduce the risk of permanent liver damage and liver cancer. Treatment does cure chronic hepatitis B and most people who start treatment are free for life. Click to continue.
Without treatment, chronic hepatitis B can cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), which can cause the liver to stop working properly.
When people with chronic hepatitis B experience abdominal pain, we often wonder if it’s related to our liver and if our hepatitis B is getting worse.
Hepatitis B rarely causes 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 pushes 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.
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