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is jaundice a symptom of hepatitis

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
No: Jaundice can occur in acute hepatitis b or chronic hepatitis b infection but it is rare. Hepatitis b more commonly is a silent infection until compli ... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Although jaundice can occur with hepatitis b, it is not common. Most of the time, hepatitis b is first diagnosed from abnormal liver function tests. ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Definitely of acute hepatitis b, and then only for chronic hepatitis b when it's quite advanced.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
No: Not common but it can occur with either acute infection (new infection) or chronic infection.
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Jaundice is a common symptom of hepatitis, but does not occur in all cases.
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No.: Jaundice occurs in hepatitis C infection only when it has resulted in severe liver disease, known as cirrhosis. This usually occurs after 20-40 years ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Liver: A much better solution is to see your internist frequently. By the time symptoms show in the nails , because of growth rates , changes could be advan ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Both are symptoms of any disease affecting the liver.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hyperbilirubinemia: Jaundice results from ^ bilirubin in blood. See: http://hepatitis.about.com/od/symptoms/a/jaundice.htm
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Jaundice is an elevation of bilirubin in the blood which makes the whites of the eyes yellow. Although hepatitis, viral or not, can cause jaundice, y ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not exactly.: Jaundice is yellow skin from build-up of bilirubin; it has many causes, one of which is hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Not at all: As an example, in viral hepatitis, many cases are totally asymptomatic and others cause nausea and vomiting and bad pain but without jaundice (anicter ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Cause & effect: Hepatitis is one of several causes of jaundice which is a yellowish discoloration of skin & eyes (aka icterus) from excess bilirubin, a breakdown ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Lots of ways: Hepatitis a is usually spread by eating contaminated food; hepatitis b & c are usually spread via blood transfusion, needle sharing, tattooing, or unp ... Read More

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