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who should be tested for hepatitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Exposure risk: Exposed to known case. Born in endemic region, e.g. Asia, africa, middle east, caribbean; history IV drug , nasal drug use; transfusion before 1993; men who have had sex with men, women who have had sex with men who have had sex with men; "homemade" tattoos; tainted food/water; needle stick hep a: fecal/oral route, bad water/food hep c: blood/drug use, sex exposure less hep b : blood/drug/birth.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
CDC contemplates new: The CDC is contemplating new recommendations for hepatitis C sceening -age based - rather than 'known exposure'.Otherwise i concur with the advice from dr. Arthur xxx(i can't see who answered originally without losing this screen).

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the sypmtoms of hepatitis and when should I be tested?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Many manifestations: Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver and can be caused by infection, toxin or vascular problems. Hepatitis can be acute or chronic. Chronic hepatitis often is asymptomatic (silent) and picked up by elevated liver enzymes in the blood. Acute hepatitis often causes jaundice, yellow eyes, anorexia, abdominal pain, dark urine and nausea. If you have concerns, see your doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of hepatitis and when should you be tested?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Range of symptoms: Acute hepatitis usually presents with RUQ pain, nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue, possibly fevers and jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes and darkening of the urine). Chronic hepatitis presents in more subtle ways and often times is asymptomatic and only found on blood tests. Good luck!
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me the symptoms of hepatitis and when should u be tested?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Viral illness: You can become yellow, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. Some patients don't have any symptoms at all. If concerned go get tested right away.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of hepatitis? When should you get tested?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hepatitis: Jaundice, generalized weakness, abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting are symptoms commonly seen in acute hepatitis. Based on history, possible exposure and lack of better explanation for the symptoms, hepatitis should be tested for as soon as suspicioned.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can you get tested for hepatitis?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Blood test: Speak to your doctor to test you for hepatitis virus.

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