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What to do about hepatitis C question!! can you get hepatitis C from someone who just found out they got it?

What to do about hepatitis C question!! can you get hepatitis C from someone who just found out they got it?

Yes you can: if they just found out, it doesn't mean they just got it. what to do? treat it! talk to your doctor ...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


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Question: what is hepatitis a really?

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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What to do if I have a question about my hepatitis C results?

What to do if I have a question about my hepatitis C results?

Which results?: you can ask a gastroenterologist or hepatologist. i will be happy to assist if you have your hepatitis c results available. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask my doctor if I was just diagnosed with hepatitis?

What questions should I ask my doctor if I was just diagnosed with hepatitis?

Etiology: hepatitis =inflammation, you want to know what the inflammation is caused by. (viral hepatitis, fat, alcohol, etc). how best to modify your risk factors, and lifestyle changes you could/should make. and you want to know how much damage has been done - how much scarring there is, and how well is your liver functioning. ...Read more

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Hello, I have got autj immune hepatitis and being treatd. My question is can I get pregnant? Does my child get the same disease i have?

Hello, I have got autj immune hepatitis and being treatd. My question is can I get pregnant? Does my child get the same disease i have?

Usually No: Autoimmune hepatitis (aih) is generally not passed to children, although there is a possibility they could develop it later in life. Patients can successfully become pregnant, but you would need to work closely with your doctor as some of the medicines for treating aih can cause birth defects and may have to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Can I reverse any damage caused to liver by auto immune hepatitis? does it have a 100% percent cure please answer both of the questions Thank you

Can I reverse any damage caused to liver by auto immune hepatitis? does it have a 100% percent cure please answer both of the questions Thank you

Prognosis depends: on several factors: was is it picked early, treated promptly with enough immunosuppression, response to treatment, and other factors, achieving and maintaining remission are possible, regaining liver function and histological structure as well, the key point here is finding a good hepatology team and keeping the follow up, wish you all wellness ...Read more

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My question is to know, if hepatitis b chronic can be definitilly treated ' untill now the patient does not have yet liver damage .?

My question is to know, if  hepatitis b chronic can be definitilly treated  '
untill now the patient does not have yet liver damage .?

Not difinitive, yet : Current treatment for chronic hepatitisb is decent/good and is improving as we speak, but no difinitive treatment exists at this time. Since you are young/healthy without evidence of liver damage, your chance of a good out come is good, but not 100%. There are few options for treatment. Consult your doc for eval/discuss to see which is best for your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if my question is, is there a name for the bloating that comes from hepatitis C ?

What can I do if my question is, is there a name for the bloating that comes from hepatitis C ?

There is no special: Name for bloating. Depending on the severity of the disease you can develop fluid buildup in the abdome called ascites which may give you a feeling of fullnes and bloatedness. ...Read more