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Can You Catch Hepatitis C Through Urine
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Depends: There are many diseases and conditions which can turn the urine dark. Jaundice, diseases of the biliary tract, liver, and G.I. Tract can cause this. Blood in the urine can appear dark. Dehydration leading to concentrated urine can appear dark. In short, your hepatitis c may have nothing to do with the urine color but it could. You need to be evaluated by your doctor i would encourage you to do this soon. ...Read more
What is the question: I am not sure what the question is. Hepatitis c cannot be transmitted by stool, vomit, or urine. However, if someone had cuts on the skin and came in contact with bloody stool that could be a risk. If someone is having unprotected sex via anal intercourse, that activity is risky for hepatitis c transmission due to small tears in the anal mucosa (thin tissue in that area). ...Read more
I said earlier i got feaces and urine on arm there isa cut on arm that hasnt bled at all webster pack scratched me can hep c get through that?
Hepatitis C Risks: Nope. Not at all. Urine is sterile. It does not contain infection for any infectious disease. You do not have a direct blood to blood scenario and stool is not blood. You cannot get hepatitis c this way. Please read science and not myths about this significant infectious disease. The facts are unchanged and are well known. ...Read more
No: There are two types of tests for hepatitis c, one that measures the virus directly, the other that measures the body's response to the virus, usually an antibody test. The antibody test may take 2-4 weeks to turn positive after viral infection, whereas direct measurement of the virus (usually by molecular testing) takes 3-7 days after infection, the incubation phase, one can be infectious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...maybe : Here are two extremes. A monogamous heterosexual couple has one partner who finds out he has hcv. If the other partner is negative the cdc does not recommend condom use. On the other hand, we have an epidemic of hcv in men who have unprotected anal sex with other men. Condom use is strongly recommended in this case. New partners should use condoms for hcv, hiv, hep b, syphilis, gc, chlamydia, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
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