Liver Transplant (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Call the doctor whenever a patient with a newly transplanted liver feels unwell or has concerns about his or her medications. The patient should also call the doctor if new symptoms arise. These problems may commonly occur before a liver transplantation and indicate that a patient's liver disease is worsening. They may also occur after transplantation and be a possible sign that the liver is being rejected. The doctor may recommend that the patient be taken to a hospital emergency department for further evaluation.
Rejection usually occurs in the first 1-2 months after the transplantation. It is common for the patient to require 1 admission to the hospital for either rejection or infection. The following are just a few examples of when to call the doctor:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2014
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