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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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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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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

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


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Hepatitis B (Definition)

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