I was hospitalised for 3wks in July with "acute viral Hepatitis" And as my ALT came down to almost normal from 2100 inside a month, they reckoned it was a one off flu virus that attacked my liver but I have to have blood tests regularly for the next two years in case it's autoimmune. My liver is quite sore again the last two days and I'm home from hospital a month now... How long does the pain and swelling last? Eating more than a few mouthfuls makes it worse as does using a mop, lifting and bending down. When will this be over? consultants don't seem to know. They said my liver function was almost back to normal when I left hospital but that they couldn't say how much damage has been done till all the inflamation is gone. That doesn't make sense to me either. Believe the best place to learn about illness's is from others who have or are suffering from it and so far that's certainly been true here. Thanks so much in advance.