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Can I get rid of hepatitis b virus if I get a liver transplant?

Can I get rid of hepatitis b virus if I get a liver transplant?

You can suppress it.: After liver transplant for hepatitis b, most patients will keep any remaining hepatitis b virus suppressed by taking anti-viral medications. Whereas in the1990's hepatitis b always recurred in the transplanted liver leading to eventual graft failure, today that almost never happens. This is one of the great successes in medicine and transplantation over the last 20 yrs. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more


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Docs, wanted to know if I can get rid of hepatitis b chronic?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get rid of hepatitis b chronic?

Carrier state: The fact that you have Hepatitis B chronic state means you have a chronic infection of your liver that may not resolve. It is viral which means there is no medicine like an antibiotic to clear it .We have to depend on our immune system or immune enhancers to clear it. ...Read more

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Can you get hep c from sex ?

Can you get hep c from sex ?

Possibly: The cdc estimates that about 20% of new cases of hepatitis c are from sex. However, the risk for any one person is low. Men who have anal sex with other men are at higher risk. People who are young, have multiple partners, or have sores like herpes or syphilis are also at risk. Heterosexual couples who have been together a while are at low risk. ...Read more

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How can you contract hepatitis b and c and how can you avoid it?

How can you contract hepatitis b and c and how can you avoid it?

Blood borne disease: Can be transmitted in different ways. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), sexually (hep b more than hep c), tattoos, blood transfusion before june 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c), during birth (if mother unaware has hep b). Prevention is to avoid the above. In usa, vaccines given for hep b during childhood, if you never had, get it. No vaccine for hep c yet.Talk to doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Hepatitis & tattoos: If the needle and the ink are contaminated with blood from someone with hepatitis c, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of chronic hepatitis b?

Can you get rid of chronic hepatitis b?

No: You generally don't get rid of chronic hepatitis b, but you can keep it permanently suppressed with medications. ...Read more

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Can I get hep c from getting a tattoo?

Can I get hep c from getting a tattoo?

Yes: Yes. If you are going to get a tattoo, not only should you purchase your own sterile needle, but you should also take your own fresh ink. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of level c throat?

How do I get rid of level c throat?

Be more specific: I have no idea what level c throat is. Please provide symptoms and observations. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of hsv1?

Can you get rid of hsv1?

Herpes: No. Unfortunately a herpes infection is permanent. 75% of americans have this common infection. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from your own blood?

Can you get hepatitis C from your own blood?

Back to school: If your blood gas hepatitis c in it then you gave been infected with hepatitis c and "have it"! if you do not have a hepatitis c it is not in your blood! ...Read more

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Can a hepatitis b virus carrier get rid of it?

Can a hepatitis b virus carrier get rid of it?

Complicated, but RX: Too complicated to get into details here. However, there are meds available to help get rid of carrier state, and lower viral count. See your doc re: your individual details of infection. ...Read more

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How often are you supposed to get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

How often are you supposed to get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

SeriesOfShotsOnlyOnc: You need series of shots for both only once in life time according to the recommendations by CDC Hep A is given series of two shots 6 months apart Hep B is given series of 3 shots Second shot after one month and third after six months of 1st shot According to CDC both these vaccines give long term protection possibly lifelong ...Read more

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Can you get rid of hpv?

Can you get rid of hpv?

Probably not: Most people recover from hpv infection on their own. I do not know of an effective treatment to "get rid of hpv". ...Read more

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How can you prevent yourself form getting c dif?

How can you prevent yourself form getting c dif?

C. Diff: We don't know all the answers here, but some of the risk factors are use of antibiotics that alter the GI microbiome, often in the setting of other diseases. Avoiding un-needed antibiotics and maintaining a healthy natural flora are your best bets. Probiotics might be part of that, but not fully proven. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by the hepatitis C virus that attacks the liver and ...Read more