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Doctor insights on: Hepatitis A And Brown Urine

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Is urine is darker yellow after hepatitis a recovery?

Is urine is darker yellow after hepatitis a recovery?

No: If you have recovered from hepatitis there should not be color changes in the urine. During acute infection, bilirubin and its breakdown products may appear in urine and alter its color, but not after recovery. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...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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How serious is hepatitis a?

How serious is hepatitis a?

Can be: Hepatitis a can lead to hospitalization and, rarely, to death. However, most often it gets better 'by itself' with so-called supportive measures. Remember it is infectious. Famuiily/contacts shoudl be immunized. Certain jobs should nto be held while infectious (cook for example...). Get better. Avoid etoh. Drink plenty. Eat blandly (your taste will probably be 'off''). Avoid with vaccine... ...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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How does hepatitis a spread?

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 dangerous is hepatitis a?

Not very: Hepatitis a is rarely dangerous. Almost everyone gets better. However, there are rare cases of severe, fulminant hepatitis a. The risk of severe disease is greater in people who have chronic hepatitis b or c. ...Read more

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What can I eat if hepatitis a?

What can I eat if hepatitis a?

Bland: Most people will do best with a bland diet avoiding diary and large amounts of fat. Advancement can begin as soon as you begin to feel better. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis A affect you?

How does hepatitis A affect you?

HEPATITIS A INFECTIO: Hep A infection is an acute infection of liver and can make you sick with following Yellow Urine Yellow Skin and Eyes(Jaundice) Nausea Vomiting Fever Abdominal Pan Loss of Appetite A small percnt of patients may progress to Acute Liver Failure lleading to coma due to Encephalopathy ...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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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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How are hepatitis a and b different?

How are hepatitis a and b different?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis a is acute, usually gets better on its own, and is spread in contaminated food and water. Hepatitis b can be both acute or chronic and is spread through blood or other bodily fluids (ie. Sexual contact, sharing of needles, etc.). Chronic hepatitis b can lead to more serious conditions like cirrhosis causing impaired liver function. ...Read more

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Question: what is hepatitis a really?

Viral infection: Hepatitis a is a viral infection but this particular type of hepatitis is not transferred in the same way as hepatitis b and c . This virus is transferred by what is known as fecal - oral transmission , in other words someone puts something in their mouth which has been infected by someone elses stool. The result can be a mild liver inflammation or fulminant liver failure . No carrier state ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have hepatitis a?

How can I tell if I have hepatitis a?

Hepatitis A: One is very sick with an acute infection with hepatitis a. I do not know your age, but most children have been routinely vaccinated for this in the U.S. Since the early 1990s. But, the doctor can easily do a blood test if it is indicated that your liver is ill. ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is hepatitis a?

Help me out here: what is hepatitis a?

A virus: Several viruses r known to cause inflammation of the liver (hepatitis). They are named by the sequence in which they were discovered (i.e., a, b, c, etc.). Hepatitis a is usually transmitted from infected stool contaminating what you eat or drink. It is rarely extremely severe, recovery produces lasting immunity. There is a very effective vaccine available when in areas with poor hygiene. ...Read more

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