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liver swelling due to hep
Dear Dr. Rodriguez,
What is the percentage of patients who experience severe pain with liver swelling due to hep?
  Dr Rodriguez Writes-  
It is very unusual to have pain in the liver area because of HCV. When this happens it is usually because enlargement of the liver secondary to fat deposition, as can be seen in diabetes, alcohol ingestion, obesity etc. Another cause for pain can be a tumor of the liver, seen in cases with advanced liver disease, and cirrhosis. Most frequently patients think that all they feel in the abdomen area is caused by the HCV, and the majority of times symptoms are caused by the rest of the gastrointestinal tract.
  Dr. Rodriguez      
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