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West Palm Beach, FL
A 26-year-old female asked:

Can you die fast from chronic hepatitis b?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Not fast: The fact that one has "chronic" hepatitis B means that you have had it long enough, at least 6 months, to be labeled chronic. It means the hepatitis B virus has not cleared from your system & you remain infected & infectious to others. The disease has a long, slow course in most people; rapid changes seldom occur. Treatment is available to help prevent liver cancer & cirrhosis.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
A 30-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis b?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Chronic Hepatitis B: No symptoms necessarily associated. Perhaps fatigue and if progression to cirrhosis may result in easy bleeding, jaundice, abdominal distension.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What could be the cause of chronic hepatitis b?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Virus at early age: Hep b: common (world-wide) viral infection, commonly obtained at birth from mom who is chronic carrier (probably got it at birth from her mother). Adult onset (usually blood transmission, less likely sexual): better chance of being only acute, not chronic. "dose" of exposure, genotype, immune response all play a role. Can rx. Chr inf can lead to more liver problems, incl. Cirrhosis, failure, ca.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is chronic hepatitis b?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Dangerous: Chronic hep b may lead to liver cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer, all of which can cause death.
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