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Hepatitis B And Dark Urine
Can urine on public toilet seat transmit Hepatitis B when skin of penis (Shaft) came into contact with it? Or does urine not transmit/carry HBV?
Urine does not carry: HBV. Only blood. You are safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
76y +history of colorectal CA.Few days ago, his liver enzymes went very high+itching+feeling tired+dark urine.This suggest Hepatitis. What shall I do?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Viread and Baraclude (entecavir): These are currently the 2 best oral drugs on the market to suppress viral load with low resistance. ...Read more
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
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