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How Long Does Jaundice Associated With Hepatitis B Last
My sgot is 48 and sgpt is 56. What should I do. I don't have hepatitis b. Though I have suffered from jaundice twice in last eight years. ?
Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more
Yes: Both are symptoms of any disease affecting the liver. ...Read more
Only HepB jaundice: Hepatitis b vaccine will only prevent the jaundice caused by hepb virus infection (and hepa vaccine will likewise only prevent jaundice caused by hepa virus). Jaundice from other causes will not be prevented. Examples are newborn jaundice, hepatitis c, bile duct malformations, gallstones or gallbladder disease, alcoholic liver damage, other viral hepatitis, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Hepatitis B treatable during pregnancy?
Does it go away on its own?
What is the difference between Hepatitis B and jaundice?
Treatable: Hepatitis B is treatable and can go away on it's own.However,it is serious,can be transmitted to the baby,and can cause liver damage and increase the risk of liver cancer.A gastroenterologist and a maternal fetal medicine specialist should be helping to manage the hepatitis and the pregnancy.Hepatitis is one of the causes of jaundice which is the yellow color to skin and eyes due to high bilirubin ...Read more
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
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?
"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
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
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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