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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does everyone experience symptoms of an hepatitis b infection?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Hopefully not: Hopefully no one that does not have the disease contracts it!
Dr. Alexander Barkan
General Surgery 24 years experience
Hepatitis: If you have an active infection there should be signs of jaundice, fever, a feeling of sickness, abdominal pain, etc.

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Is there a cure for a hepatitis b infection?

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Tincture of time: Most cases of acute HBV infection outside the perinatal period will resolve on their own (tincture of time). Chronic HBV infection can require medication.
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Can there be a risk for hepatitis b infection?

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Dr. Scott Hamstra
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More hep b info: The risk for hepatitis b has greatly decreased thanks to hepatitis b vaccine. This vaccine which prevents Hepatitis B Vaccine has been used now for years for all people beginning at birth. Please add more information to your question to be more specific about your situation.

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