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High level liver enzymes jaundice in the eyes and coughing up small amounts of blood with mucas neg to hepatitis a b & c non alcoholic 36 yo male?

High level liver enzymes jaundice in the eyes and coughing up small amounts of blood with mucas neg to hepatitis a b & c non alcoholic 36 yo male?

Many Things: This is serious and you should have further evaluation. Other causes of elevated liver enzymes and jaundice are drugs (antibiotics, herbal products, etc), genetic liver diseases, autoimmune liver diseases, and other viral infections besides abc (like mono). ...Read more

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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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Do vitamins b, c and magnesium cause yellowish brown stool and bright yellow urine?

Do vitamins b, c and magnesium cause yellowish brown stool and bright yellow urine?

B-Vitamins: B vitamins can cause bright yellow urine, check with your doctor if you are concerned. Not familiar with these vitamins and magnesium causiing yellowish stool. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b vaccine taken when sgot and sgpt values are high and test for hep b non reactive ?

Can hepatitis b vaccine taken when sgot and sgpt  values are high and test for hep b non reactive ?

Yes: The vaccine does not affect the liver. It involves the immune system which produces antibodies to protect against hep b and prevent further damage to the liver. ...Read more

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Side affects of a hep b vaccine include a yellow urine specimen?

Side affects of a hep b vaccine include a yellow urine specimen?

Yellow normal: The normal color of urine is yellow. If dilute it may be very pale. I don't consider this a side effect of anything. ...Read more

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My biilirubin is 3.5 and sgpt is 99. All hepatistis a, b and c are tested negative. No yellowing of urine or uncomfort. What can be problem.?

My biilirubin is 3.5 and sgpt is 99. All hepatistis a, b and c are tested negative. No yellowing of urine or uncomfort. What can be problem.?

Can't tell: Bilirubin is breakdown product of red blood cells. May be elevated when many rbc's are being destroyed, when liver does not adequately pick up or process, or when unable to excrete. Numbers like this could represent a variety of conditions. To make sense out of these it is important to know your history, other lab values, and how these values are changing over time. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why in hepatitis, pale stool and dark urine occurs?

I'm curious as to why in hepatitis, pale stool and dark urine occurs?

Hepatitis: During hepatitis, jaundice occurs which is due to increased bilirubin in the blood. A by-product of bilirubin is urobilinogen which is excreted in the urine causing the dark color. ...Read more

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ALT 66 with other Liver tests normal & Hep B & C negative after being on Iberet Folic for a month. What it may be?

ALT 66 with other Liver tests normal & Hep B & C negative after being on Iberet Folic for a month. What it may be?

ALT: Minor elevations of hepatic enzymes are most often due to fatty liver, but in your specific case, without further investigation this cannot be answered over the internet. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??

Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??

2 thoughts:: A common cause of asymptomatic elevations in liver enzymes is fatty liver(Non alcoholic fatty liver disease: NAFLD). This is very common in obesity and is considered to be part of the metabolic syndrome. Ultrasound will be "normal" (i.e. falsely negative) in 17% of patients with NAFLD. A less common cause=choledocholithiasis(stones in common bile duct). Often missed on ultrasound. Can be asymptom ...Read more

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My stool and urine colors have changed to dark green and yellow respectively. Can it be the drug i'm taking (feroglobin)?

My stool and urine colors have changed to dark green and yellow respectively. Can it be the drug i'm taking (feroglobin)?

Iron suppliment: Ferroglobin is an iron supplement. You can get dark green to black stools with this. Constipation can also be a side effect, keep well hydrated and use a stool softener if needed. ...Read more

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Would liver chemistry tests be enough to show liver damage/ jaundice? I have orange urine in the morning, and only goes light after drinking lots

Would liver chemistry tests be enough to show liver damage/ jaundice? I have orange urine in the morning, and only goes light after drinking lots

Get urinalysis: Blood work for liver function is useful to see if the panel is normal and if not, possible reasons for elevation. Dark urine can be normal, especially if it is concentrated, the pigment is due to the yellow pigmented urobilin. However, the urine can be dark from other reasons, including urinary tract infection, bleeding and from chemicals. A simple test would be a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Started methotrexate10mg 2 days ago.Dark amber urine w/large specks of blood x2days.Dysuria.Today color is lighter.Urine dip=trace of blood but neg for uti.Never get utis nor dark urin.Notify rheummd?

Started methotrexate10mg 2 days ago.Dark amber urine w/large specks of blood x2days.Dysuria.Today color is lighter.Urine dip=trace of blood but neg for uti.Never get utis nor dark urin.Notify rheummd?

MTX and Hematuria: Methotrexate, originally developed as an anti-tumor drug, is now used widely for certain proliferative disorders. Hematuria (blood in the urine) is a known complication, but there can be many other causes of this as well. Either way, follow up immediately with your doctor. ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood?

How is hepatitis b and c borne in the blood?

The viruses: Are present in the plasma part of the blood. ...Read more

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I'm 28 and had low grade fever and bright yellow urine. I don't take vitamins. Urine glucose is 100 blood glucose 110. Not fasting or diabetic?

I'm 28 and had low grade fever and bright yellow urine. I don't take vitamins. Urine glucose is 100 blood glucose 110. Not fasting or diabetic?

Check it more: Glucose in the urine indicates the blood sugar (bs) is high enough to overwhelm the ability of the kidneys to recover all of the glucose from filtered blood, as the filtrate travels the path toward becoming urine. People vary greatly in their ability to recover this filtered glucose. Some even have glucose in the urine when blood sugar is totally normal. Get more bs readings to be sure no diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why in hepatitis, pale stool and dark urine occurs?

Hepatitis: During hepatitis, jaundice occurs which is due to increased bilirubin in the blood. A by-product of bilirubin is urobilinogen which is excreted in the urine causing the dark color. ...Read more

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Yellow in the white of the eyes and dark urine. Is this jaundice or hepatitis?

YES: The symptoms you describe are consistant with a liver disease such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, biliary obstruction or cholangitis. Stop drinking alcohol and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis b in someone with dark skin?

What are the symptoms of hepatitis b in someone with dark skin?

None: Usually no symptoms. Rarely jaundice may occurs where the eyes turn yellow. Most cases are detected with simple bloodwork. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis B and C be transferred from getting splashed with infected persons urine or saliva? what precautions should a caregiver take?

Can hepatitis B and C be transferred from getting splashed with infected persons urine or saliva? what precautions should a caregiver take?

Hep B/ C in a flash: Hep B and C are classified as blood-borne pathogens and are generally contracted with direct exposure to blood or body secretions, as in sexual contact. Since HBV has been found in saliva, the risk of transmission of Hep B with deep kissing probably exists and the risk increases if one partner wears orthodontic braces or has open cuts or sores in the mouth. No report of Hep B or C via saliva exist ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C and my urine is dark brown. What does that mean?

I have hepatitis C and my urine is dark brown. What does that mean?

Depends: There are many diseases and conditions which can turn the urine dark. Jaundice, diseases of the biliary tract, liver, and G.I. Tract can cause this. Blood in the urine can appear dark. Dehydration leading to concentrated urine can appear dark. In short, your hepatitis c may have nothing to do with the urine color but it could. You need to be evaluated by your doctor i would encourage you to do this soon. ...Read more

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If I'm having liver pain with Hepatitis B, fatigue, orange urine, dizziness, chills, is that normal or do I need a transplant?? The pain is always

If I'm having liver pain with Hepatitis B, fatigue, orange urine, dizziness, chills, is that normal or do I need a transplant?? The pain is always

Symptoms: You may or may not need a transplant - that will be carefully evaluated by your medical and physical examination by a doctor. My sense is that the doctors will do everything to prevent your need for transplant. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can garlic clear hepatitis b?

Can garlic clear hepatitis b?

No: Hepatitis b can clear by itself and garlic has a variety of anti infective properties but the garlic is not thought to have a real role for hbv. ...Read more

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Can I catch hepatitis b from food?

Can I catch hepatitis b from food?

Hep B: Hepatitis b is a blood-borne disease. It is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids. The same is true with hepatitis c. Hepatitis a is passed through the fecal-oral route. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis B go away on its own?

Not really: hepatitis B can be controlled by your immune system on its own, without ever requiring treatment, but the virus remains dormant in your liver and may re-activate if your immune system is compromised. Other times you do need treatment with meds to stop the inflammation in the liver and prevent cirrhosis, liver cancer ...Read more

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How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

See doc or donate BL: Virtually any doc can run the tests on you. Also, if you go to donate blood, you will be checked. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure hepatitis b?

Medication: See a physician with expertise in management of hepatitis. There are now medications with which to treat this. Do it reasonably soon because the longer you live with this the greater the potential for permanent injury to the liver. This having been said, it is not an emergency. ...Read more

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How can you develop immunity to hepatitis B?

How can you develop immunity to hepatitis B?

Active immunization: Generally, 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccines are required to induce protective level of immunity. ...Read more

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How long could hepatitis b takes to activate?

Not sure what...: You are referring to but the average incubation period to develop symptoms after exposure is 100 days. ...Read more

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I want to know how i survive with hepatitis b?

Continue follow up: You must have regular follow up with either gastroenterologist or infectious disease. They will put you on the right medications based on viral genetics. You will have periodic measurements of viral load to make sure treatment is affective some of the meds include interferon alfa peg interferon alfa-2a, lamivduine to mention few. You will live a normal life. ...Read more

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At what age are hepatitis b shots routinely given?

At what age are hepatitis b shots routinely given?

0, 2, 6 mos: Typically, the first dose is given to newborn within 24 hours from birth, second dose at 2 months, and 3rd at 6 months of age. ...Read more

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What are the most effective drugs for hepatitis b?

Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more

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What do I do if i find out that I have hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: In the United States all babies began to be vaccinated for hepatitis b. Your age puts you squarely in the range of one who should be fully immune to hepatitis b due to vaccination. You will have a positive antibody test for hep b because of the vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of final stages of hepatitis b?

It depends: People with chronic hepatitis b infection need to be monitored closely for liver cancer (which can present with abdominal pain and weight loss) and liver failure (which can present with abdominal swelling, throwing up blood, turning yellow, or confusion). People can remain symptom free and not even know they have hbv, until the liver damage has become severe. At-risk people should be tested. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion. Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine. Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc. We should all strive for crystal clear urine. ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more