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A 22-year-old male asked:

What is hepatitis b?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Hepatitis B: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is a contagious disease in which the liver is inflamed. This is caused by infection with Hepatitis B Virus
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Get tested: 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

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A 28-year-old male asked:

How heal hepatitis b?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Most resolve: Spontaneous resolution of acute hep b infection is common, but must be followed carefully to make sure is not becoming chronic active hepatitis, which can be treated, if not cured. Do this now, because to ignore this disease can have lethal consequences.
A 28-year-old male asked:

Medication for hepatitis b?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
See a GI doctor: Particularly one who deals in liver infections. This is a complex subject and too detailed for 400 word discussion, with many varient assessments and options. Go see somebody soon.
Alexandria, LA
A 20-year-old female asked:

What do I do if i find out that I have hepatitis b?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Hepatitis B: In the United States all babies began to be vaccinated for hepatitis b. Your age puts you squarely in the range of one who should be fully immune to hepatitis b due to vaccination. You will have a positive antibody test for hep b because of the vaccine.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the remedy for hepatitis b?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Medications: There are anti-viral medications that are used in certain people with chronic active hepatitis b. Best to see your doctor to discuss.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is hepatitis b antibody?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Hepatitis B ANTIBODY: After you have given three series of hepatitis b vaccine, body oruduces hepatitis b surface antibodies which is the marker of immunity against hepatitis b disease, and it can be measured in units.Hepatitis b core antibodies appear in persons infected with hep[atitis b and persist all life hepatitis b IgM antibody means acute infection with hepatitis b virus.

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Last updated Oct 26, 2018

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