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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. ?

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. ?

You may have: "fatty liver"and one of the little known causes is deficiency of choline in the diet. You can research this yourself. I assume that other causes of hepatitis have been ruled out. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

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


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Do I have a hepatitis b if I have jaundice?

Do I have a hepatitis b if I have jaundice?

See your doctor: There are many causes of jaundice, hep b infection is one. See you doctor asap for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

No: Although jaundice can occur with hepatitis b, it is not common. Most of the time, hepatitis b is first diagnosed from abnormal liver function tests. You should consult with your doctor if you are concerned of hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

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 more

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Is Hepatitis B treatable during pregnancy? Does it go away on its own? What is the difference between Hepatitis B and jaundice?

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

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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

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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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"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 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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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 can the hepatitis b virus live outside the body?

1 week or longer: Hepatitis b virus can survive in the environment for 1 week or longer but is inactivated by disinfectants including household bleach. ...Read more

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