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How Long Does Hepatomegaly Associated With Hepatitis B Last
Variable: The length of jaundice in hepatitis B cases varies from case to case. Cases can be mild or severe and the degree of liver inflammation determines the severity and length of jaundice from days to weeks. Staining of the skin from jaundice can last longer than the actual liver inflammation. ...Read more
Hepatomegaly, otherwise known as an enlarged liver, is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as CT scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more
Acute hepatitis B: After being infected with the hepatitis b virus, there is usually an incubation period of 1-4 months. The constitutional symptoms which follow may include loss of appetite, nausea, jaundice, and discomfort in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Treatment is usually supportive in nature. The symptoms and jaundice typically resolve after 1-3 months, but fatigue may be prolonged. ...Read more
Seek help: Read some of your questions re:hep c. There seems to be an underlying tone of despair/ resignation/ or sadness. Please make sure that firstly you have the right diagnosis. Secondly, ask your doc about available treatment. Lastly, faith +/- meds/counselling often help in the setting of end-stage illnesses. Please talk to others of faith (friends, rabbi, pastor, etc...). How long varies. ...Read more
Ten days`: Fifth's disease is a viral illness and can trigger a cough as any viral illness can. Usually the cough is one of the last symptoms to go away and can last for tendays or even longer. The key is that by ten days the cough is clearly getting better. If not then it would be worth seeing your physician. ...Read more
Delivery: It usually goes away at or shortly after delivery. ...Read more
Does cirrosis cause anemia? No symptoms , no hepatitis, normal liver enzymes, no alcohol. So can I have cirosis. When usually u check for cirrosis?
See your doctor: Don't guess at what is wrong with you. Your info you gave us does not fit cirrhosis of the liver. ...Read more
Depends: It should clear up fairly soon after the deficiency is adequately corrected. ...Read more
Until pregnancy ends: Cholestasis of pregnancy is a considition which generally occurs in the 3rd trimester and is characterized by intense pruritis without rash and increase serum levels of free bile acids. The condition lasts until the pregnancy ends. The pruritis sometimes can be controlled with medications, such as ursodiol. ...Read more
I was diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. does anyone knows what transaminitis mean?
Sepsis: Fussiness in a child with sepsis is a non-specific symptom. In a child who does not possess the verbal skills yet to explain how they feel, this in part is their way of letting us know they do not feel well. Duration of fussiness might vary based upon underlying cause of sepsis, the organ systems involved, the child's underlying disposition, and the environmental stressors. ...Read more
How long after I have the last of the hepatitis b series injections should I wait to try to get pregnant?
Can be lifetime : Most people clear HBV within several weeks but some never clear it especially if acquired neonatally. ...Read more
How long does the Hepatitis B vaccine last & if you get the vaccine does that make you 100% immune from getting Hep B?
Depends: Not an easy question to answer in detail since the effects of any illness or condition depend on the person. In general in 2013 would be optimistic about treatment and life. Some people with severe liver damage from hepatitis b may be able to have a liver transplant and extend life even further. Recommend sitting down with your doctor to go over the specific situation. ...Read more
Not enough info: It depends by what you mean as the "last stage" of hepatitis b. If you had acute hbv, by the last stage (clearance of the virus) you should begin to be feeling normal again. If you have chronic disease and you mean cirrhosis, symptoms are variable depending on the situation. ...Read more
I am suffer from hepatitis b my viral load is reduced from 5000 to 3 point at last year 2012. This year till not checked. Pl advis shall i go 2 marry?
Get married: Anyone with hepatitis b infection should make sure that their partners and other people they live with get vaccinated for hepatitis b. That will help protect your loved ones. I am not sure what "3 point" means, but this is a low viral load. The viral load and liver enzymes need to be measured about twice a year so stay in touch with your health provider. ...Read more
"Hepatitis b patients usually recover completely and are immune" - Does this mean the virus is no longer in the body? Pls explain "recover completely"
No guarantees: You can recover and still have the virus in your system. If so, exacerbations of HBV can occur. Tests are available to determine if the virus, its antigens and its antibodies are present. Most people, after recovery, will remain asymptomatic. But, a few will develop late complications, like chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver tumors. You need follow-up by your physician or a liver special ...Read more
I'm having hepatitisb from last few years. It's in dormant stage, i'm termed as carrier of hepatitis b. Suggest treatment to get rid of this. Yogi.Ind?
Wait for progress: We have no way of eliminating the hepatiits b carrier state once it is established. I'm glad it's gone dormant, but continue to be followed. Anyone telling you otherwise is mistaken. We may hope for scientific progress to make it possible for you to clear the virus, for you own sake and that of those who care for you. ...Read more
Unclear.: If you are asking how long the vaccine is effective for, the three dose regimen can last a lifetime. ...Read more
Usually 4-12 weeks: Maximum 16 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on shots: The normal recommendation is shots at 0, 1 and 6 months. However, there is a 5percent failure rate of the vaccine. If it has been more than a year, you should start over.You should also get an antibody for hepatitis b which will show if the vaccine caused you to be immune or not. ...Read more
Can i get the 2nd hepatitis b shot after 2 weeks of getting my 1st hepatitis b shot? If not, how long do I have to wait?
Yes: An accelerated vaccine schedule for hepatitis b is at days 0, 7, 21-28, and then 12 months later. This is good for travel or if you are not sure you can come back at week 4. Otherwise, wait until week 4, then come back for your third vaccine at month 6. Most people respond to this series. Remember, 1 -2 vaccinations are better than none, but not as good as following the full schedule. ...Read more
I had my first hepatitis b shot a few year ago so would I need to start over agin as it's been so long or would it not matter?
Hep b vaccine: No reason to start over. You may continue the 3 dose series. ...Read more
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