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Can Hepatitis B Cause Ibs
Hepatitis B virus: These are different viruses.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello pls what is hepatitis B, and what is d cause and the treatment? And is it a chronic disease?
It is a virus: That is often spread through sexually contact or blood transfusions (less common in this day and age). It mostly effects the liver. For some people it only cause short term issues when they are exposed (acute hepatitis B) but 15-30% of people with acute hepatitis B will develop a long term chronic hepatitis B. There is much more to know but it's too complicated for this small space. ...Read more
I know someone who has Hepatitis B from unwise youthful activity. She is monitored by her Dr. However, could you tell me whether Hep B can be a direct cause of death by itself or is it true that Hep B can lead to other conditions that cause death?
Causes inflammation of the liver, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The last two conditions can be fatal. Your friend should get treatment right away.
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What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus
Virus at early age: Hep b: common (world-wide) viral infection, commonly obtained at birth from mom who is chronic carrier (probably got it at birth from her mother). Adult onset (usually blood transmission, less likely sexual): better chance of being only acute, not chronic. "dose" of exposure, genotype, immune response all play a role. Can rx. Chr inf can lead to more liver problems, incl. Cirrhosis, failure, ca. ...Read more
I was vacinated for hepatitis b 17 years ago when I was 10. Do I need to test. If so will my vacination cause a false positive?
Yes: Chronic hepatitis b can cause the liver to develop severe scarring from the longstanding inflammation the virus causes. The scarring, commonly referred to as cirrhosis, can be progressive such that more and more liver function is lost to scarring. Eventually there are too few healthy liver cells to remove toxins from the body and liver failure happens, usually over a period of years. ...Read more
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Does having chronic hepatitis b means death sentence for me? Please let me know cause im panicking
Don't panic!: No, it does not mean a death sentence! I will be honest up front - chronic hepatitis B does increase your risk of developing liver cirrhosis (scarring), liver failure and liver cancer. However, that does not mean you will, and they generally take many, many years to develop. It is important to follow-up with your physician for regular testing and educate yourself - see http://www. Hepb. Org! ...Read more
Can Hepatitis B continue to cause damage even if you've recovered from it and the infection didn't become chronic? Is there any way to 100% remove the virus from your body?
A virus: The hepatitis b virus is transmitted via blood transfusion or other blood exposures, sexually, and at the time of delivery from mother to child. It can cause chronic infection which may result in cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent infection licensed in the usa in 1982 and there are some medications that can be used to treat chronic infection. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?
It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read more
I want to try anilingus on my girlfriend. I know this can cause many problems. Can I get a hepatitis b or a shot. Can I do this with out any risk?
To minimize risk: From rimming, wash the anal area prior to the activity and consider using some sort of barrier such as latex dam or even Saran wrap. Infections transmissible from rimming include all the forms of gastroenteritis which may be viral, parasitic or bacterial. Hepatitis a can be transmitted this way but not hepatitis b. ...Read more
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Aids, hepatitis b and hepatitis C are caused by pathogens that are found in the blood of those infected?
Viral Infections: Not sure what you are really asking or how this answer will in any way add to your medical knowledge. But, yes, of course. These three major viral illnesses are common and many of those infected have these viruses as chronic active infections in their blood stream. 80% of those adults who get hep b will clear the infection from their blood. New treatments for hep c can lead to cure. ...Read more
Information about thimerosal
since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines.
www. Cdc. Gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/thimerosal
thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused. .. ...Read more
Do onglyza (saxagliptin) & metformin taken together 4 a long time likely cause liver issues 4 someone with chronic hepatitis b carrier?
Unlikely: These are generally safe medication and unlikely to cause any liver problem. If you are taking these meds, you should get periodic lab tests to check your liver and kidney function. ...Read more
Can a hepatitis B vaccine cause slightly increased AST levels (mine is 39 now), my first injection was one month ago.
I have chronic hepatitis b and have been told this has caused cirrosis of my liver. Will I need a liver transplant in the future.?
Maybe: It depends upon your age, overall health and the degree of liver damage. The reason for your hepatitis b is also important. If it was from drug usage, the transplant unit will want to make sure that you are "clean" before considering transplantation. With medical management, many people with hepatitis b and early cirrhosis (child class a) do pretty well and may not need a transplant. ...Read more
Can you have liver cirrosis if sgpt, sgot, gamma GT and alkaline are normal. No alcohol drinking, no hepatitis b or c? Do cirosis cause macrocanemia?
Yes: In fact, alcoholics who sober up may still be dying of cirrhosis with normal transaminases. You've got a right to know what's going on with your liver, and if you do not trust your personal physician, consider a specialist consult. ...Read more
Can the INFANRIX HEXA vaccine (which includes Hepatitis B) cause elevated liver enzymes AST and ALT? If yes, is this dangerous for an infant?
1. Hexa contains only a single protein component of Hep B and cannot cause Hepatitis by itself;
2. AST/ALT elevation can be a sign of a significant problem in an infant, and needs a thorough workup. With problems such as biliary atresia or galactosemia, this needs to be done sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Ruq pain, history open chole 2012, gerd, ibs, hbv, htn, protonix (pantoprazole) 40 mg bid, hyperlipidemia, sob.
Pain: Pain, on the internet, is often not helped much. Since you no longer have your gallbladder that leaves your liver and colon as possible culprits. I would advise a visit to your family doctor today to figure this out and to see if this could represent something serious. ...Read more
Good info below::
Hep B is common in Africa. It can be sexually transmitted. While it can be very serious, less than 5% of adults who get it develop chronic infection. My space is limited here so see http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs204/en/ for a detailed overview.
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