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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

Gas (Definition)

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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Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

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

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Can hepatitis b be passed from father to child in the u.S.?

Can hepatitis b be passed from father to child in the u.S.?

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

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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??

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

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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

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What´s the difference, physiopathologically speaking, between enlargment and inflammation? Since hepatomegaly is not the same as hepatitis.

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

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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?

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

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How to cure hepatitis?

Hepatitis: It depends on what type of hepatitis you have (b or c), genotype, previous trials, your health status and many other determinants. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis be cured?

Yes...: There are many causes of hepatitis some of which can be cured with antiviral medications (e.g. Hepatitis c) and others (e.g. Hepatitis a) that remit spontaneously without any treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I can't hold in farts?

I can't hold in farts?

When alone why try: The passing of flatus is natural and promotes colon health. When in someones company it is simply a courtesy, in most places, not to do so. ...Read more

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What's hepatitis disease?

What's hepatitis disease?

Liver: It is inflammation or infection of liver. Caused by viral, bacterial, parasite, autoimmune or drug related. ...Read more

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Hepatitis any medication?

Maybe: Some viral causes of hepatitis can be treated medically. ...Read more

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Is it bad to hold in farts?

Not necessarily: Not if you are in a crowded room. Flatulence is a normal bodily function. Trying to "hold in farts" is normal if you are in public places, etc. But eventually the gas will dissipate or make its way out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis?

What are the symptoms of 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

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Which hepatitis is worse a ' b or c?

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

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How many kinds of hepatitis are there?

5: The viral hepatitis types (viral infections where the major manifestation is in the liver) are a, b, c, d and e. ...Read more

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What are the common signs of hepatitis?

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

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Which hepatitis is worse a, b or c?

Hepatitis: It is difficult to answer. Hepatitis a is occasionally can cause acute liver failure in acute stages but never become chronic. Whereas hepatitis b and c can become chronic. This can cause liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis b occasional can cause acute liver failure. ...Read more

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What causes frequent bad smelling farts?

What causes frequent bad smelling farts?

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

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Which hepatitis is bad for u a or b or c?

All: Any hepatitis is dangerous for you.
A usually recovers without sequelae
b ; c usually recovers but may have long term sequelae of cirrhosis and possibly liver cancer. ...Read more

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What are the different types of hepatitis?

What are the different types of hepatitis?

Hepatitis 'types': 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

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What are the tests for non-a non-b hepatitis?

What are the tests for non-a non-b hepatitis?

Test for hepatitis C: Non-a, non-b hepatitis is basically synonymous with hepatitis c. ...Read more

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What are the types of hepatitis that are bad?

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

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What are the physical manifestations of hepatitis?

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

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I think I may have hepatitis. What would that mean?

Depends on cause: Many different organisms, alcohol and other chemicals can cause hepatitis. The cause of hepatitis needs to be determined to ascertain the likely course of disease and treatment. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b?

What is hepatitis b?

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

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What is hepatitis A?

What is hepatitis A?

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

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Why do I fart so much?

Why do I fart so much?

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

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What causes hepatitis b?

What causes hepatitis b?

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

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How is hepatitis a treated?

Prevention with vac: It can be prevented with vaccines or if the disease is adquired then is supportive (is like having a bad case of the flu). ...Read more

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Does fart always have an odour?

Does fart always have an odour?

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

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How's hepatitis type c contracted?

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

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Is hepatitis b a lifelong sickness?

Is hepatitis b a lifelong sickness?

Can be, or not: Adult onset- chronic in about 15%. Onset as infant, at birth from mama who is a viral carrier (most cases worldwide), typically long- term disease and/ or carrier. Rx available- can be effective. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis a prevalent in the us?

No: Hepatitis a is uncommon in the U.S. Therefore the CDC recommends vaccination prior to going to countries like mexico or ethiopia where hepaitis a is common. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b prevalent in the us?

Is hepatitis b prevalent in the us?

Yes: While not as prevalent as asia where the incidence is a high as 25 percent, there are probably over a million and half residents of the United States with hepatitis b. Most commonly it is seen in patients with Asian ancestry and in alaska. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is a specific Virus, that attacks the Liver and causes an inflammation of the liver, and damages the liver over time, which can be serious and deadly. Currently there is vaccination for Hepatitis B, and you are encouraged to get it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hepatitis a?

What are the causes of hepatitis a?

Infected by...: Hepatitis a develops when an individual gets infected by hepatitis a virus, often through ingesting contaminated food. ...Read more

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