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A 46-year-old member asked:

could you tell me what are doctors testing for when they do a hepatitis b test?

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Dr. Craig Smith
Urology 35 years experience
Serum titers: Often a liver fuction panel ~ 6 serum tests, one blood draw will see if there is any indirect evidence of a liver problem. If these are elevated or there are other risk factors such and direct blood exposure to an individual that has or is thought to have hepatitis b one could go straight to obtaining a serum titer.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I have cancer?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Depends on hep B ,CA: Depends on your hep b (active, inactive, viral load, rx, etc), the type of cancer, and the planned treatment. Co-ordinate your hepatologist (liver specialist) and oncologist (cancer specialist).
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
in some cases, hepatitis B can reactivate when on chemotherapy so it is important to find out more information as indicated by Dr. Heller above
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Can there be complications with hepatitis b if I have diabetes?

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Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Family Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: If you mean to say that you have hep b, and now have diabetes, there may be some difficulties with some of the medications used to treat diabetes as some of them are processed by the liver.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can there be complications with hepatitis C if I am an alcoholic?

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Dr. Lance Stein
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Yes: Patients with hepatitis C who drink alcohol are more likely to develop liver cirrhosis and liver cancer and at a younger age. Abstinence is encouraged.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Which is more likely, the acute or chronic form of hepatitis c?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Chronic: Symptomatic acute hepatitis C does happen but is likely rare (ie. Most patients don't report to medical attention) and 20% of patients will spontaneously recover. The other 80% will develops chronic hepatitis C infection which can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer in about 20% of those cases long term.
A 38-year-old member asked:

With which causes do you associate infection with hepatitis a?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Fecal contamination: Hepatitis is transmitted through the fecal-oral route. Ingestion of virally contaminated water or food causes hepaatitis a.

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