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Do I have a hepatitis b if I have jaundice?

Do I have a hepatitis b if I have jaundice?

See your doctor: There are many causes of jaundice, hep b infection is one. See you doctor asap for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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What to do if I cannot join with hepatitis b. I have hbsag. does that mean I have hepatitis?

What to do if I cannot join with hepatitis b. I have hbsag. does that mean I have hepatitis?

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

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If I have hepatitis C infection, does this mean I am going to have diabetes?

If I have hepatitis C infection, does this mean I am going to have diabetes?

No way: Hepatitis c does not predispose you to diabetes. The opposite isn't true either. These diseases are independent of each other. They have no relation whatsoever to each other. ...Read more

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What probabilty do I have to get hepatitis b if I am vaccinated?

What probabilty do I have to get hepatitis b if I am vaccinated?

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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I hep c how often should I have my blood tested ?

I hep c how often should I have my blood tested ?

Every 6 - 12 months: You need to establish with a hepatologist to discuss treatment options and evaluation for cirrhosis. The frequency of blood testing depends in whether you undergo treatment and whether you have cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hepatitis C and interferon did not work..?

What to do if I have hepatitis C and interferon did not work..?

Hep C Rx: Treatment options include: Direct antiviral agents (DAA's). DAA's are a group of different antiviral agents taken orally for a much shorter period of time than the other medications and will probably revolutionize the treatment of Hep C. Both new pills - Olysio (simeprevir) and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) - work better than the current treatment for hepatitis C. They cure it more often & in less time ...Read more

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Can i get hepatitis b even if I am vaccinated?

Can i get hepatitis b even if I am vaccinated?

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 more

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How do I know if I need a hepatitis b vaccine?

How do I know if I need a hepatitis b vaccine?

VIS Statement : There is a vaccine information statement put out by the cdc that lists it's indications. As a pediatrician , i think everyone should get the vaccine. It is universally recommended for everyone under age 19 and for many categories of others including those with more than one sex partner, household contacts of people with hepatitis b, people with chronic renal or liver disease and other categories. ...Read more

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What to do if I have needlestick with hep c positive pt..?

Get tested ASAP: Best thing to do is go to your employee health department at work and have them do a blood test for hepatitis C (or HCV Ab). The good news is that you only have less than 3% chance of contracting hepatitis C from a needlestick and the better news is that if by chance you contracted it, the new medications that just came out can cure hepatitis C in > 95% of cases. ...Read more

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Why do I have type c blood?

Why do I have type c blood?

Explain more fully: You may have a hemoglobin variant. The standard blood types are usually A or B or neither or O. In any case, you inherit one gene from each of your parents and that determines your blood type before you were born. ...Read more

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How do I not catch hep c from my partner?

How do I not catch hep c from my partner?

Very protected sex.: First your partner has to find out if he definitely has hep c, given the options to treat or not to teat, but understand fully the implications of having this entity, and possible complications on the future. The expert would answer in detail your question (you both should go), as a general answer, if quality condom is used, should be protected. In the medical field, nothing is 100%. ...Read more

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I have hbsag. Does that mean I have hepatitis?

I have hbsag. Does that mean I have hepatitis?

Hbsag positive yes: You have active hepatitis b virus in your body & bloodstream. So actually infectious. So do not give blood and have protected sex. See Infectious disease specialist or hepatologist for tx. ...Read more

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Can I still conceive if I have autoimmune hepatitis?

Can I still conceive if I have autoimmune hepatitis?

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 more

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If you have hep c do you have normal liver enzymes?

If you have hep c do you have normal liver enzymes?

It's possible...: it is possible to have normal liver enzymes and still have hepatitis C. More typically, however, are mild elevations of the ALT or AST. If you have any risk factors for hepatitis C infection, or if you were born between 1945 and 1965, you should get tested for hepatitis C. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hepatitis c?

How do I know if I have hepatitis c?

Hep C: Jandice may occur (a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes). Abdominal pain, fever and weight loss are also seen. In the vast majority of cases people have no idea and are finding it incidentally. ...Read more

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Do I need a liver biopsy if I have hepatitis?

Do I need a liver biopsy if I have hepatitis?

Maybe: Depends on the type of hepatitis. Usually not done for acute hep. Can see if viral, or other cause, e.g. Autoimmune, toxic, drug hepatitis. Biopsy may help define the stage of disease, the amt of inflammation and scarring present. May affect decisions re: treatment type and/or duration. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have a c hepatite , what should I eat?

I have a c hepatite , what should I eat?

Eat healthy!: If you have hepatitis c, without any liver problems, you really don't have any dietary restrictions. Eat a healthy, balanced meal. If you have bad liver disease like cirrhosis, your doctors may recommend a diet restricted in protein. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Blood test: You can consult your doctor to get your blood tested for hep b. The tests can distinguish between vaccine response and hep b infection. The test results will also help in deciding if you need vaccination. ...Read more

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