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Could I Use Accutane If I Have Hepatitis C
High caution: It is not contraindicated, but if you have severe/active disease, probably no doc will prescribe it for you. So, if you have hep c, but not active and no evidence of liver disease yet, it should be ok. This med is now most commonly prescribed by dermatologist...I doubt yur family doc will...As it is a pretty involved process for the doc prescribing and patient recieving it... Good luck... ...Read more
Yes: You can conceive if you have autoimmune hepatitis. But you need to have close follow-up with your hepatologist and gynecologist, since it is considered high risk pregnancy. Your medication/medications for autoimmune needs to be adjusted or replaced. Certain medication/medications for autoimmune hepatitis may have risk to the baby, although overall risk is low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Become informed: I am going to assume you are a lifelong hepatitis B carrier. Nowadays in the era of immunization it makes little sense to exclude you from military service or some other career path because of your status; you do need lifelong health care to prevent complications and they probably don't want to spend the extra money. Find some other career you can enjoy and learn about your situation. ...Read more
Maybe: Chronic hepatitis b may need to be treated, it depends on a variety of factors...Too complex to fully discuss on this board! you need to see a specialist in liver disease, get your labs done, including what is called a viral load, and liver tests as well as tests for various hepatitis b markers, and then have the specialist review your individual case and what they recommend, and why... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal risk: There is small risk, about 5-6%, of passing the hepatitis c to your baby. You should speak with your doctor about this during your prenatal care. There are also some precautions that should be taken after the baby is born to minimize potential exposure. Your child should also be tested for hepatitis c after 18 months of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Nothing is 100%. Hepatitis b is a bad disease and we hope if you do get it after the vaccine that it will be a much milder case. I have not had a patient with hepatitis b who has had the vaccine, nor have any patients that I have given the vaccine caught hepatitis b, that i know of. I have practiced in the same community for 41 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Vaginal delivery is the preferred route of delivery for women with hepatitis c. Your doctor will try to avoid any interventions in labor that might break the baby's skin (some invasive monitors or sharply breaking the bag of water) unless absolutely necessary to minimize the risk of transmission to the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I received my hep b vaccines late, years apart, I have been told that i could be infected with hep b, can I be protected or do I need to get vaccinate?
Yes: Hepatitis A (HAV) is contagious via contaminated food, water, Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) are transmitted through exchange of body fluids; sex, sharing of needles, tattoos, blood transfusions, newborn from an infected mother. HAV is never a chronic illness. HCV and HBV can lead to chronic liver disease. HCV may cause liver failure, liver cancer. Can have infection with no symptoms. Get tested ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Patients with chronic medical conditions such as lupus are encouraged to get appropriate age-related vaccination with inactivated vaccines. Besides hepatitis vaccination, also consider annual influenzae vaccine, pneumovax, and other age appropriate vaccination. Live vaccines generally should be avoided due to compromised immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hep c. I have not been exposed to any way of transmission. I think i got sick from eating raw meat and that derived to hep. C. What can I do?
See liver specialist: Hepatitis c therapy has improved tremendously over the past couple years, and there are many newer therapies being studied currently that might be available within the next 18 months, leading to better cure rates. I recommend you go see a liver specialist to discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly low: If you are vaccinated and you have positive titers, you will be immune to hepatitis b. That being said, there is a rare chance (increased if you are older or immunocompromised) that the immunization won't "stick". If you are in a high risk situation, i would get your titers checked. ...Read more
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