A 37-year-old member asked:
How do you get viral hepatitis?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Burgettanswered
General Practice 11 years experience
Depends: The most common types of hepatitis are a, b, and c. People get hep a from contaminated food or water, hep b from blood or other bodily fluids, and hep c from blood. Hep b and c can be transmitted by sexual activity, sharing needles, blood transfusions that occurred prior to 1990 etc. Hep b & c can also be transmitted in transplanted organs.
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Dr. John Funganswered
General Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: There are many viruses that can cause viral hepatitis, hepatitis a is contracted by contaminated food handled by someone with hepatitis a. Hepatitis b is transmitted from infected mother to child (most common in the world), or sexually, or by tattoos, or injection. Hepatitis c is transmitted by injection, tattoos or contaminated blood products. Other viruses include hsv, cmv, ebv.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of getting a viral hepatitis?
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Dr. Henry Nganswered
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 22 years experience
Jaundice, abd pain: Depends on the virus and if it is acute or chronic infection. Common symptoms of acute hepatitis include a yellow color to the skin (jaundice) or eyes (icterus), abdominal pain, nausea, clay colored stools (acholic stools) and tea colored urine. Many people have no symptoms with hepatitis a. People with chronic infection may also be without symptoms. Talk to your provider about your symptoms.
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Last updated Sep 13, 2015
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