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How long do jaundice symptoms generally last with hep b?

How long do jaundice symptoms generally last with hep b?

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

Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Enlarged Liver (Definition)

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


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How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

How long does fever associated with acute HIV last?

Variable: Many people have no symptoms in the acute phase, those who get some, have a flu like illness that may last a few days to a few months. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does the insomnia last from hep c treatment?

How long does the insomnia last from hep c treatment?

Side effects: Treatment of hepatitis c is associated with wide ranging side effects. Insomnia is most commonly associated with the drug ribavirin. You get better sleep if you take the Ribavirin earlier in the day. Ask you treating physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long do acute hepatis b last?

How long do acute hepatis b last?

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

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How long can one have hepatitis C without symtoms?

How long can one have hepatitis C without symtoms?

Many years: Many people have been incidentally diagnosed with otherwise quiescent, asymptomatic hepatitis c and should be evaluated by an infectious disease specialist or gastroenterologist regarding treatment. ...Read more

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How long does patient generaly have after fibrosis stage of hep c?

How long does patient generaly have after fibrosis stage of hep c?

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

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How long does fever associated with fifth disease last?

How long does fever associated with fifth disease last?

Few days: Fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 starts with a low grade fever and runny nose that lasts a few days. After fever stops, then there is a rash usually on the face that looks like. ...Read more

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How long does cough associated with fifth disease last?

How long does cough associated with fifth disease last?

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

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Now diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. What does transaminitis mean?

Now diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. What does transaminitis mean?

Liver enzymes: Enough of your liver cells are bad-hurt or dying off and being replaced that the enzymes (AST/SGOT and ALT/SGPT) from inside of them is much increased in your blood. Get you hep b managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hepatitis induced jaundice how long does it last ?

Hepatitis induced jaundice how long does it last ?

It depends: It depends on the type of hepatitis and the severity of the liver involvement. ...Read more

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How long does pruritus associated with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy last?

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

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How long does back pain associated with HIV last?

How long does back pain associated with HIV last?

Etiology?: More info needed. Please contact your HIV doctor to discuss your symptoms. May need x-rays and some blood tests to see if related to HIV disease. Take care. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. does anyone knows what transaminitis mean?

I was diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. does anyone knows what transaminitis mean?

Elevated AST ALT: - itis = inflammation. transaminases = liver enzymes, AST and ALT. transaminitis = elevation of AST and ALT. it should not be 2/2 HBV though if you are indeed just a carrier - something else going on? ...Read more

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How long does rash associated with fifth disease last?

How long does rash associated with fifth disease last?

Timing: The rash of fifths disease lasts for a couple weeks on the face, and can last for 1-6 weeks on the trunk. ...Read more

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How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

How long does fussiness associated with sepsis last?

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

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How long can hepatitis b virus last in one's body?

Can be lifetime : Most people clear HBV within several weeks but some never clear it especially if acquired neonatally. ...Read more

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How long does the Hepatitis B vaccine last & if you get the vaccine does that make you 100% immune from getting Hep B?

How long does the Hepatitis B vaccine last & if you get the vaccine does that make you 100% immune from getting Hep B?

Nothing is 100%: The vaccine for Hep B is about 90% effective. It is thought to last as long as 22 years. That being said, it covers all subtypes of Hep B and is worth getting for everyone. Remember, you don't have to have sex with or share needles with an infected person to get Hep B. ...Read more

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How long does someone live wuth hepatitis b?

Depends: Depends on the status of hepatitis b. If you are a chronic carrier then you can live a normal life span. If it is active and progresses to cirrhosis then this may limit that. Treatment can help and liver transplant can be performed. ...Read more

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How long will the hepatitis b immunization protects individuals?

How long will the hepatitis b immunization protects individuals?

Up to 2 decades: Hepatitis b immunization provides protection against symptomatic acute infections and chronic hepatitis b infection. ...Read more

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How long can a person traced with hepatitis b infection survive?

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

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If my baby ran a fever after the last hepatitis b shot, should she not get the next one?

If my baby ran a fever after the last hepatitis b shot, should she not get the next one?

Yes: Generally fever certainly is not fun, but does not fall under the criteia of a dangerous reaction. And it is still "better" than a serious, potentially life threatening case of the hepatiti b. Immunize! ...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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What does a patient feel and experience in the last stage of hepatitis b?

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

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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?

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

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"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

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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

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How long could hepatitis b vaccine stay in your system?

Unclear.: If you are asking how long the vaccine is effective for, the three dose regimen can last a lifetime. ...Read more

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I got tested for hepatitis b. How long till I know for sure?

Matter of days: Preliminary tests indicating hepatitis can be back in less than 24 hours. The type of viral hepatitis involves tests that can take 2-7 days to return. ...Read more

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How much time is too long between shots before you have to start the hepatitis b series over?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Liver Enlargement (Definition)

Liver enlargement 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 cat scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more