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Can I still have sex if I have hepatitis?

Can I still have sex if I have hepatitis?

It depends: If you have hepatits b, barrier protection with a condom is recommended as is vaccination of sexual partners. Hepatitis a can be transmitted by causal contact and sex should be avoided until recovery. Hepatitis c is more complicated. It is not considered sexually transmitted but may be in some cases (0.1%). Condoms should be considered. ...Read more

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Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Just found out I have hepatitis b. My husband has been tested & is a negative. Can we still have unprotected sex without him getting it hepatitis b?

Just found out I have hepatitis b. My husband has been tested & is a negative. Can we still have unprotected sex without him getting it hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: First I am sorry to hear of this. But, i need more information. What is your hepatitis b viral count? Do you have the active chronic form of it? Has your husband not been vaccinated for hepatitis b? If not he should be. (as should every living human). Hepatitis b vaccinations began for all children in the U.S. In the early 1980s. Given your age I am surprised you were not vaccinated. ...Read more

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If you are afflicted with hepatitis a, and still under medication can you have sex with your wife?

If you are afflicted with hepatitis a, and still under medication can you have sex with your wife?

Your taking chances: Hepatitis a is a self limiting disease. In general it's considered as food poisoning would be. There is not well documented treatment as with hep b and c. Having said that....It is contagious with that kind of intimacy. ...Read more

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How probable is it to get hepatitis through sex?

Hep B high,Hep C low: Hepatitis is a broad term and there are viral and non-viral causes. Assuming you are talking about contracting hepatitis b or c, then hepatitis b is considered much more contagious sexually than hep c, unless barrier methods are used. Also hep b can be passed from mother to child during birth. In a monogamous relationship, hepatitis c is transmitted. ...Read more

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Can I still spread the disease even if I am being treated for hepatitis?

Can I still spread the disease even if I am being treated for hepatitis?

Yes: Yes, if you are still being treated, you likely harbor some viable virus in your body. Depending on the type of viral hepatitis, the precautions are different. For hepatitis a and b, oral precautions are necessary, whereas for hepatitis b and c, the virus is spread by inoculation, thus avoid sharing needles or razors. ...Read more

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Can I still drink socially if I have hepatitis?

Can I still drink socially if I have hepatitis?

What's "socially?": Have a virgin mary (aka bloody shame - straight tomato juice); it's just as social without putting your liver at risk of turning into pate. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis b , how can still live a normal life ?

I  have  hepatitis  b  , how  can  still live a normal life ?

Millions have Hep B: One's primary care doctor and one's liver doctor can help with getting the proper preventive care (such as ultrasound scans to help watch the liver) and some useful medications. There are few restrictions on what a hepatitis B carrier might want to do in life. That means a person lives a fairly "normal" life (people with "normal" lives do have medical conditions, as there are no perfect people). ...Read more

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Can i still be a professional fighter, even with hepatitis b?

Can i still be a professional fighter, even with hepatitis b?

Yes as long as LFTs: Yes you can as long as your liver function tests are within normal range and you are otherwise in good health and not on any meds. That means if you are an inactive carrier of hepb. ...Read more

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