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My mom passed away due to liver cirrosis & hepatitis b, hepatitis e. My dad also has hep b. Do i stand chance? I have the vaccinations done.

My mom passed away due to liver cirrosis & hepatitis b, hepatitis e. My dad also has hep b. Do i stand chance? I have the vaccinations done.

You need testing: Testing for hepatitis antigens and antibodies will tell you you're status. Hepatitis b and e are spread by contact with infected blood so unless your mother had the infection before you were born it is unlikely that she would have infected you. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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My mom passed away due to liver cirrosis & hepatitis b, hepatitis e. My dad also has hep b. Do i stand chance? I have the vaccinations done.

You need testing: Testing for hepatitis antigens and antibodies will tell you you're status. Hepatitis b and e are spread by contact with infected blood so unless your mother had the infection before you were born it is unlikely that she would have infected you. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If you start feeling worse, call a doctor immediately
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Recovery from hepatitis e possible?

Hepatitis E: The incidence of hepatitis e is highest in juveniles and adults between the ages of 15 and 40. Mortality rates are generally low, for hepatitis e is a “self-limiting” disease, in that it usually goes away by itself and the patient recovers. However, during the duration of the infection ( (usually several weeks), the disease severely impairs a person’s ability to work, care for family members, etc. ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis C (Checklist)

Find a doctor who specializes in treating people with hepatitis C
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Stop drinking alcohol until you find out how your liver is doing
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At a HCV viral load test to make sure you have an active infection
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Get vaccinated for hepatitis B if not already exposed
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What are the symptoms of hepatitis e?

Hepatitis E: The symptoms of hepatitis e include typical signs and symptoms of hepatitis include: jaundice (yellow discoloration of the skin and sclera of the eyes, dark urine and pale stools); anorexia (loss of appetite); an enlarged, tender liver (hepatomegaly); abdominal pain and tenderness; nausea and vomiting; fever. These are the same symptoms as in other forms of hepatitis. ...Read more

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What to do if i had hepatitis e jaundice 6 months ago and am still suffering from it..What is wrong?

Something else: hepatitis e is usually self limited and cleared within 3 months. it should not become chronic. you should visit your gastroenterologist to make sure nothing else is going on ...Read more

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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
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Get periodic repeat blood tests
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Hepatitis E in 1st trimester of preg.risks,treatment?

Hepatitis E in 1st trimester of preg.risks,treatment?

Is unique RNA virus: ...With 4 genotypes, outbreaks of which have accounted for epidemics in europe in 18th &19th centuries, & today in india and asia where the infection is endemic. Outbreaks have particularly high attack rates & mortality among pregnant women. Fecal-oral transmission from person-to-person. See no chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer but severe hepatitis with fulminant hepatic failure is possible. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more