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What is hepatitis b?

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Dr. Colin Kerr answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Hepatitis b is a virus that tends to infect the liver in humans. Transmission from person to person is by intimate contact (sexual activity) or blood exchange. There is a readily available blood test to see if you have it, and there is a vaccination available (3 shots over 6 months) to prevent you from ever getting it. Hepatitis b can lead to chronic infection and cirrhosis, possibly cancer.

Answered Oct 26, 2018

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Hepatitis B is a contagious disease in which the liver is inflamed. This is caused by infection with Hepatitis B Virus

Answered Oct 26, 2018

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Dr. Enrique Molina answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

get all the blood tests necessary (ordered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist) to see if you need therapy or if the virus is dormant / inactive

Answered May 24, 2014

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