Living with a liver transplant

Find out what to expect after a liver transplant

Key points

  • Once your liver function is stable, you should have more energy and be able to get back to your usual activities
  • Eating well, keeping active and looking after yourself will help you recover
  • It's important to remember that everyone's recovery is different
  • Support is available if you or your loved ones are struggling or if you need to talk

Possible complications


Infections are very common immediately after a liver transplant, partly due to the medications.

Learn about infections

Bile duct complications

Around 15-20 in 100 patients develop bile duct complications. This is usually a leak or narrowing of the bile ducts

Learn about bile duct issues


Rejection is when your immune system starts to attack your transplanted liver. You'll be given medicines to prevent this.

Learn about rejection

Things to know

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