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 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 8/14/2015
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