A 20-year-old female asked:
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my husband is a carrier of hepatitis b i think. i had the vaccination when inwas a baby. can you educate me about hepatitis?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b can be a serious infection of your liver. At birth children get the vaccine to protect them for life hopefully. Hepatitis b is mostly spread by contact with blood or body fluids but on rare occasions in children with parents who have active hepatitis in can spread to the children. Hepatitis b infection is also important because by having it you can have liver cancer later in life. Thw.
Answered on Feb 4, 2014
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hep b prevention: Women who become pregnant will get tested for hepatitis b. If you find out if you have an active infection with hepatitis b, is not in the world for your pregnancy because any neonatal exposure can be prevented and treated with antibodies given afterbirth and vaccines.
Answered on Mar 23, 2014

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