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Hepatitus C Transmission
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Had a pin prick at the tailor while she was fitting my dress, any risk of hepatitis C transmission ?
No: Sharp object cannot transmit disease unless there are fresh germs on such sharp objects from pricking an infected person just prior to pricking an uninfected person. Even if that happens, there would have to be deep enough wounds on both people, and would have to be a high enough number of infectious germs on the sharp object to transmit a disease. That means no, it doesn't happen that way. ...Read more
How common is sexual transmission of hepatitis C?Had RNA test with lower limit of 15IU/ml, negative, never did drugs only sex w/multiple partners.
Any chance of hepatitis c transmission from small little spit that landed on my eye while someone talking ?
The signs of Hep C: The simple answer to this is that you cannot know this without direct and open testing and the sharing of knowledge. One cannot look at another human and discern by observation their hepatitis c status. If your father is ill and your relationship with him is good then bring this up. Ask? Accompany him, if he will allow it, to his medical visits and with his permission express your concerns. ...Read more
Usually not: Unless you have gotten cirrhosis from it. ...Read more
Depends...: On staging, i.e. If scarred (cirrhosis), and function of liver. In general, good quality protein ( animal or vegetable source), no alcohol, ample fruits and vegetables, no alcohol, whole grains, no alcohol, . Good intake of all nutrients. If failing liver function, may need adjustments in protein, other. Alcohol worsens the inflammation and progress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more
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