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Does farting spread hepatitis?

Does farting spread hepatitis?

Possibly HepA & HepE: Hepa & hepe are contagious by fecal-oral route, meaning a tiny bit of poop has to go from one person into another's mouth. Possibly, flatulence (farting) that includes "more" than just gas, can send enough poop by way of underwear or by way of hands to transmit hepa & hepe. This is a reason why health departments post warnings when a restaurant employee has hepa. The odor does not contain virus. ...Read more

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In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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11years old constipation with lot of gas. Took librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) for 3 months with stelabid. Ultra sound show fatty liver. Hypatitus b and c are -ve. Pencryas ok?

11years old constipation with lot of gas. Took librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) for 3 months with stelabid. Ultra sound show fatty liver. Hypatitus b and c are -ve. Pencryas ok?

Constipation: If you have chronic constipation, then more fiber likely just makes you bloated and more gassy. This is because you most likely have a combination of evacuation issues along with a colonic motility issue. The best solution at this point would be to see a specialist and get labs, thyroid studies followed by a physiologic work up of your colon. In the meantime.. Low fiber diet with regular laxative. ...Read more

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Does sharing a cup or comb spread hepatitis C or b ?

Does sharing a cup or comb spread hepatitis C or b ?

Hepatitis B and C: These viruses are spread by intimate contact-- sharing cups or combs will not transmit disease. These infections are acquired from contact with blood or genital tract fluids. So don't worry about that. It is good to support family or friends who may have these diseases- so education about this is important. There are treatments that can help too- so hope u can get an MD to assist. ...Read more

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My ex husband just informed me that he has hepatitis C what are the chances I have it is it spread through blood or could it be spread through sex.

My ex husband just informed me that he has hepatitis C what are the chances I have it is it spread through blood or could it be spread through sex.

If in doubt get test: Sexual transmission of Hep C can occur but low .Overall incidence of HepC transmission by sex is about 0.07 percent per year with monogamous and heterosexual couples . transmission could happen due to exposure to personal hygiene items as tooth brush, razor etc ....Other factors increased risks : multiple sex partners, history IV drug users, STD and not using condom. When in doubt get tested. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis a spread?

Droplets and food : Hepatitis a is the type of hep that is mostly contracted by eating tainted foods or close contact with i'll person who is coughing, sneezing or some form of aerosol spread. It is the least serious of the various forms of hepatitis. There is vaccine availble, whch I use mostly in people who travel aa lot, particularly endemic areas. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis b spread?

How does hepatitis b spread?

Many ways: Blood transfusion, sex, intravenous drug use with infected needle, post exposure needle stick ( needle that was used for injecting some one who is infected with hepatitis b), although not all needle sticks will result into an infection. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

Is hepatitis C spread through sex?

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 more

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Why are we demanding hazmat / well protective suit to treat ebola but not for HIV or hepatitis? thats just weird. They all spread with bodily fluids.

Why are we demanding hazmat / well protective suit to treat ebola but not for HIV or hepatitis? thats just weird. They all spread with bodily fluids.

Severity: There is suggestion that Ebola can be transmitted via air and thus it is a much more serious problem than HIV or Hepatitis B or C (for which there are effective treatments). It is my understanding that the number of viral particles in a speck of fluid is many millions higher than with HIV. Given that Ebola kills 50% of those infected, it is better to err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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How easy is it to spread the hepatitis C virus?

How easy is it to spread the hepatitis C virus?

Spread by blood...: Hepatitis c is a contagious liver disease that is most commonly spread by blood from an infected patient entering the body of an uninfected patient (such as by sharing injection drug needles). The virus can also be spread in other ways such as by sexual transmission. I am attaching a very good link on hepatitis c. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq.htm hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Does farting spread any disease like sneezing n coughing do?

Does farting spread any disease like sneezing n coughing do?

Generally no.: But there have been fairly good epidemiologic studies showing some organisms which can be spread in this fashion, but this is generally an exception rather than a rule. Also very difficult to document accurately. Have you ever tried to catch a fart? ...Read more

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When, and for how long, is a person able to spread the hepatitis C virus?

When, and for how long, is a person able to spread the hepatitis C virus?

Forever?: Approximately 15-25% of patients with hepatitis c infection are able - through unknown mechanisms - to clear the virus through their own immune system. The other % have chronic (long-term) infection and could spread this for life. Bear in mind that the means of acquisition for approx 20% of people is never fully determined. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread only by having sex?

Is hepatitis C spread only by having sex?

Also by blood: Hepatitis c is spread through blood and sexual contact. The practice of sharing needles common to drug users is also a method of spreading hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis spread to people around him?

Does hepatitis spread to people around him?

No: Only thro intimate contact or thro blood stream. ...Read more

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Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Basically Yes: Hiv & hepatitis c are transmitted by contact with an infected persons blood. No blood = no transmission. However, if you handle an item that has their blood on it, then you are at risk. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread hepatitis b from husband to wife even if she was vaccinated?

Is it possible to spread hepatitis b from husband to wife even if she was vaccinated?

Yes but unlikely: Vaccinations aren't 100% effective but typically one is protected if the antibodies are high enough from the vaccination. A person vaccinated should be safe from infection but it can't be guaranteed. ...Read more

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How easily does hepatitis spread from dried blood between inanimate objects? Worried about having touched the same things as someone who was bleeding!

How easily does hepatitis spread from dried blood between inanimate objects? Worried about having touched the same things as someone who was bleeding!

No risk, no worries: The hepatitis viruses are rarely if ever caught by exposure to blood in the environment, and contact with dried blood is especially low risk. And without visible blood on things you touched (door knobs, towels, utensils, shared toilet, etc), for sure there is no significant risk. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C be spread from a woman to a man through sex? How effective is a condom in preventing it?

Can hepatitis C be spread from a woman to a man through sex? How effective is a condom in preventing it?

Yes: Hepatitis C can be spread from a women to a man through intercourse. Fortunately, the risk of transmission in this situation is low. It has been estimated that the risk of transmission is about 2.5% with a long-term partner over 20 years. Use of LATEX condoms (not other types of condoms) is an effective way to bring make this risk even lower. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When and how long can hepatitis be spread?

When and how long can hepatitis be spread?

Depends on the virus: Hepatitis a is from fecal-oral hepatitis b is any body fluid and is whenever the virus is active. Hepatitis c is by blood and can happen as long as the person has virus in their blood. ...Read more

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Can a person spread hepatitis a without having symptoms?

Can a person spread hepatitis a without having symptoms?

Yes: Yes, the virus can "shed" from the person, even if they don't have symptoms. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C spread through sexual intercourse?

Is hepatitis C spread through sexual intercourse?

Not impossible, but: It is not likely. It is, however highly contagious by acts that expose a person to contact with contaminated blood. Here's a cdc link on this very important topic. Thank you for asking. Good luck. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq.htm. ...Read more

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Can I still spread the disease even if I am being treated for hepatitis?

Yes: Yes, if you are still being treated, you likely harbor some viable virus in your body. Depending on the type of viral hepatitis, the precautions are different. For hepatitis a and b, oral precautions are necessary, whereas for hepatitis b and c, the virus is spread by inoculation, thus avoid sharing needles or razors. ...Read more

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Can sharing hair comb/brush spread hepatitis c?

Can sharing hair comb/brush  spread hepatitis c?

No: These personal items should not have small amounts of blood on them. Razors, tooth brushes, and nail clippers could and should not be shared. ...Read more

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