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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
If you are afflicted with hepatitis a, and still under medication can you have sex with your wife?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VERY COMMON: Sexually transmitted disease. Avoid it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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