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

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

Yes: Both alcohol and hepatitis b can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis. I advise patients with hepatitis b to minimize their alcohol exposure. ...Read more

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

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

Yes, if you drink: Hepatitis a is generally a self-limited illness, but if you are injuring an already injured liver with alcohol, you may make it worse. A small percentage of cases can develop liver failure, and use of large amounts of alcohol on top of your illness might make this more likely to happen. Get help for your drinking, and abstain at least during your acute illness. Talk to your doctor or a counselor. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: Certain chemotherapy drugs can be toxic to the liver. If you have hep b and cirrhosis, than this will require specialized doses of chemotherapy for you. Additionally, chemo drugs that suppress the immune system can give other infections like viral hepatitis, a "green light" to become more active. Talk with your oncologist for details. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: Certain chemotherapy drugs can be toxic to the liver. If you have hep c and cirrhosis, than this will require specialized doses of chemotherapy for you. Additionally, chemo drugs that suppress the immune system can give other infections like viral hepatitis, a "green light" to become more active. Talk with your oncologist for details. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I have diabetes?

Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I have diabetes?

Medication related: Some diabetic meds are metabolized or work in the liver. If the hepatitis a affects your liver function, then it's ability to process those medications will be altered. ...Read more

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

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

Hepatitis A & Cancer: Sometimes. It depends on your immune status, the type of cancer you have, the type(s) of chemotherapy and other treatments you are taking. It also depends on the viral hepatitis load. Hepatitis a can be a very serious problem if you are immunocompromised, so it is best to consult with your physician for detailed information based on your specific profile. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with mono if I have a donated organ?

Can there be complications with mono if I have a donated organ?

Mono: Your immune system is suppressed so this can occur with donated organ transplant. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with mono if I have diabetes?

Can there be complications with mono if I have diabetes?

Probably Not: Diabetics are at a slightly increased risk of complications when having an infection. It is a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick, however, if you are otherwise healthy and your diabetes is under control, then it is likely that you will have "typical" mono. Still, take extra precautions and work closely with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are good reasons for an asymptomatic (but worried) person to get tested for hep. A? Hcv or HBV can be silently chronic, but not a.

What are good reasons for an asymptomatic (but worried) person to get tested for hep. A? Hcv or HBV can be silently chronic, but not a.

Immunization: The only good reason for an asymptomatic person to be tested for hep a is if they are trying to decide whether to get immunized. If they already have antibodies, they don't need to get the shots. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hepatitis C virus then a week later diagnosed with cirrhosis, what should I do now? Party or get liver transplation?

Diagnosed with hepatitis C virus then a week later diagnosed with cirrhosis, what should I do now? Party or get liver transplation?

Need further testing: Need for liver transplant depends on meld score (degree of jaundice-total bilirubin, and blood clotting-inr, kidney function-creatinine). This predicts 90 day risk of death. Score is from 6-40. If meld < 10-no need to evaluate, < 15- not eligible to be listed, 15-40-listable for transplant. Higher meld = sicker patient. Early liver cancer also transplantable. Liver cancer screening is a must! ...Read more

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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Maybe,maybe not: As long as the germ does not enter your blood, the risk to baby is minimal.That risk would depend on how sick you become and how that detracts from your ability to carry the pregnancy.If the infection is limited to your intestines and you recover over time, the baby should not be effected at all. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have sex with some one infected with hepatitis b and not get it?

Is it possible to have sex with some one infected with hepatitis b and not get it?

Yes: Having sex won't necessarily pass on hepatitis b but it is not recommended to have unprotected sex as it can pass sexually fairly easily. To be safe one should wear a condom. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis and am 2 months pregnant.Is it likely to carry to term with no complications?

I have cirrhosis and am 2 months pregnant.Is it likely to carry to term with no complications?

Cirrhosis: This certainly puts you in the high risk pregnancy category and you should me monitored closely. That being said, it is possible to carry to term if your cirrhosis is well compensated. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a person with hepatitis b ( cronic or not cronic) get married and and have child like normal people ?

It could be possible that a person with hepatitis b ( cronic or not cronic) get married and and have child like normal people ?

Possibly: First of all, your spouse should be vaccinated against hep b, if not done already. Then, depending upon your type of hep b, you could theoretically be cured of it prior to having a child - although the odds are not that high. If not, there are ways of decreasing the chance of transmitting the hep b to your baby - consult with your liver specialist to see which way is best for you. ...Read more

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I am wondering about hepatitis b. How do you get it? Is it only by sexual contact or can there be other ways?

See below: One can contract the hepatitis b virus via sexual activity and contact with blood, such as via needles, accidents, or blood transfusions (although this is uncommon nowadays). ...Read more

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