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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
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
No reason not to: The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but I see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, I believe it is required for most health care systems to offer it to any personnel that have patient contact whatever their age. ...Read more
Depends: If the father passes it to mom, before or during pregnancy, baby can be exposed & get it. If mom is known to have it, there are things the dr can do to try to stop it from passing to baby. After birth, it is unlikely dad would pass it to baby. It is a blood born agent & I don't see what likely blood contact baby will have with dad. Baby should also get the vaccine at birth. ...Read more
I'm an older virgin (30's) just diagnosed with CMV (the cause of my sudden hepatitis). How is this possible with no sex of any kind or kissing??
CMV reactivation: CMV hepatitis can be due either to a new CMV infection or, more often, reactivation of an old infection. CMV can be sexually transmitted, but it's not the most common way. 90% of all people get CMV in childhood, sometimes when born if their moms are carriers; or from other children. Your doctors probably can do testing to see if your problem is a new CMV infection or reactivation of an old one. ...Read more
I was told hepatitis liver enzymes would be in the 1000's and most other serious liver disorders are in the 100's. What are normal levels?
Why do you ask?: Transaminases (sgot/ast, sgpt/alt) are usually below 40. In acute alcoholic or viral hepatitis, levels may be as low as the 400's with the person obviously sick. However, we draw them to look for smoldering, subtle disease (wilson's, chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, drug sensitivity, autoimmunity, nafl) and if your physician wants to work you up, it's your choice -- if missed, they can kill you. ...Read more
What´s the difference, physiopathologically speaking, between enlargment and inflammation? Since hepatomegaly is not the same as hepatitis.
Inflammation vs. Enl: Enlargement is just about an increase in size. It can be from abnormal tissue like cancer or infection or from excess growth of normal tissue. Inflammation is about the body's response to something abnormal like injury or infection. When inflammation occurs the body sends in cells to try and correct or mend the problem and this often results in swelling or enlargement. ...Read more
If Hepatitis and Fatty liver test is negative, can having consistent elevation in S. ALT (57 IU/L for 3 yrs, doesn't change) be a medical emergency?
Liver tests: There are several different forms of infectious hepatitis -A, B and C are the major ones. If you've been tested for Hep B and are negative -you should probably at least get a Hep C test to be sure about that. You must have had an ultrasound to evaluate if you have fatty liver or not? There are other causes for a raised ALT -so it would be nice to figure this out. See a GI doc (gastroenterologist). ...Read more
Many weeks stool light brown/yellow tint. Daytime consistency greesy soft but well formed s-shaped, at night not formed and leaves streaks. Hepatitis?
The symptoms of Hepatitis include:: Nausea, Enlarged liver, Fluid in the abdomen, Vomiting, Pain in right upper abdomen, Fatigue, Joint pain, Palmar erythema, Large spleen, Flapping tremor, Fever, malaise, aches, Loss of appetite, Abdominal discomfort, Itching, Fever, Encephalopathy, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Gray stool, Headache, Dark urine, Diarrhea, Constipation, Swollen neck glands, Yellow eyes and skin. ...Read more
Depends on criteria: Hbv transmits more efficiently by needlestick, sexually or neonatally and is more likely to cause acute fulminant disease. Hcv is more likely to become chronic. Both can cause cirrhosis which may result in liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent hbv, not hcv and therapy can be instituted for either. ...Read more
Hepatitis A signs: Acute or recent hepatitis a : nausea with or without vomiting, fever, right upper abdominal pain, urine :color like coca cola, stool: white or gray color, fatigue or weakness, yellowish color (jaundice) of the skin and mucosas. Many times give no symptoms. Chronic hepatitis like b or c may not give symptoms until complicated by cirrhosis with edemas (fluid in legs, abdomen, chest), spidverdins. ...Read more
Noxious flatus: Noxious flatus, otherwise known as smelly farts are a natural occurrence but can be worsened by eating certain foods such as kale, broccoli, and other foods high in nitrogen. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. This can be due to viruses (hepatitis a, b, c, d or e; epstein-barr, CMV etc) or fat or alcohol or iron or copper deposition or other 'storage diseases' or medications or autoimmune diseases or genetic causes or combinations etc.
So - a thorough workup is usually indicated. If left untreated hepatitis from any cause has the potential for complications. ...Read more
B and C: Hepatitis b and c are associated with chronic liver injury that can lead to cirrhosis and some instances of liver cancer. Treatment is available for both with variable success rate depending on the subtype of virus. The american liver foundation is a good source for information. ...Read more
Hepatitis symptoms: In cases of acute hepatitis you usually have an acute illness with low grade fever, mild abdominal discomfort, fatigue, achiness, and your eyes and skin may turn yellow in the acute phase (jaundice), (and your urine darker. In the chronic phase, about 10%, there are usually no symptoms till many years later, which are then caused by the development of cirrhosis and the loss of liver function. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b is a virus that tends to infect the liver in humans. Transmission from person to person is by intimate contact (sexual activity) or blood exchange. There is a readily available blood test to see if you have it, and there is a vaccination available (3 shots over 6 months) to prevent you from ever getting it. Hepatitis b can lead to chronic infection and cirrhosis, possibly cancer. ...Read more
A virus: Hepatitis A is a virus that can infect the liver but does not stay around after the infection is cleared (meaning that patients don't become chronic carriers). It is more common in developing countries and third world countries than here in the United States. The virus is in human sewage, so places where there is not a good sewage system will have hepatitis A problems. Everyone can get vaccinated. ...Read more
Gas: Diet is important. You may be lactose intolerant. Dairy products can be eliminated to see if that resolves it. There may be other food groups or particular substances like gluten causing it. Some people swallow air from anxiety (aerophagia) causing gas. See your md for an evaluation. ...Read more
A virus: The hepatitis b virus is transmitted via blood transfusion or other blood exposures, sexually, and at the time of delivery from mother to child. It can cause chronic infection which may result in cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent infection licensed in the usa in 1982 and there are some medications that can be used to treat chronic infection. ...Read more
Everything smells.: But every person doesn't notice every odor. Everything that comes out of or off of a person's body will smell like something. But it won't always be noticed by every person. Different people have different opinions even when they smell the same thing. ...Read more
Blood contact: Mostly through blood exposure (primarily shared needles or syringes during drug use). However, it can also be transmitted sexually, especially through rough or poorly lubricated intercourse where there may be blood exposure. ...Read more