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If my husband has hepatitis b core antigen & I drink from koolaid jug after him, could I catch it?

If my husband has hepatitis b core antigen & I drink from koolaid jug after him, could I catch it?

Forgive my frankness: Hopefully you've been immunized against hepatitis b, and were immunized before you got married. That'll protect you. Even more, I would hope that you and your husband are doing all kinds of wonderful things together that involve far more intimate exchanges than drinking kool aid. If not, why not? It's well worth the risk. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Should you go get tested if your husband is a carrier of hepatitis b?

Should you go get tested if your husband is a carrier of hepatitis b?

Hep B: Yes - if he is carrying the virus particles and if you come in contact with any of his blood - you should be tested. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread hepatitis b from husband to wife even if she was vaccinated?

Is it possible to spread hepatitis b from husband to wife even if she was vaccinated?

Yes but unlikely: Vaccinations aren't 100% effective but typically one is protected if the antibodies are high enough from the vaccination. A person vaccinated should be safe from infection but it can't be guaranteed. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with hepatitis b, so will this virus be passed onto our child?

My husband was diagnosed with hepatitis b, so will this virus be passed onto our child?

Blood product spread: The older kid is well protected from the series of infant vaccinations they receive the first 2 yrs. If unvaccinated, the kid is at risk from blood product contact if it were to enter a cut. A fetus is vulnerable if mom was infected & passes the germ to baby. ...Read more

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Just found out I have hepatitis b. My husband has been tested & is a negative. Can we still have unprotected sex without him getting it hepatitis b?

Just found out I have hepatitis b. My husband has been tested & is a negative. Can we still have unprotected sex without him getting it hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: First I am sorry to hear of this. But, I need more information. What is your hepatitis b viral count? Do you have the active chronic form of it? Has your husband not been vaccinated for hepatitis b? If not he should be. (as should every living human). Hepatitis b vaccinations began for all children in the U.S. In the early 1980s. Given your age I am surprised you were not vaccinated. ...Read more

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My husband is a carrier of hepatitis b I think. I had the vaccination when inwas a baby. Can you educate me about hepatitis?

My husband is a carrier of hepatitis b I think. I had the vaccination when inwas a baby. Can you educate me about hepatitis?

Hep b prevention: Women who become pregnant will get tested for hepatitis b. If you find out if you have an active infection with hepatitis b, is not in the world for your pregnancy because any neonatal exposure can be prevented and treated with antibodies given afterbirth and vaccines. ...Read more

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My husband had hepatitis b before but has been treated properly yet I'm not pregnant. Can it be the problem why im not pregnant yet?

Get tested: Hepatitis b is very contagious thru sex so if you had sex before he was treated and comfirmed that is no longer infectious, go ahead and make sure you are tested before you get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can I have sex with wife of patient died with hepatitis b virus? Her report was normal 2 time for HBV even 1 year after her husband's death.

Can I have sex with wife of patient died with hepatitis b virus? Her report was normal 2 time for HBV even 1 year after her husband's death.

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b can be transmitted by close contact with a person who has the virus actively in their body. If testing showed no virus in your partner then you are safe from that disease. There is a vaccine available for preventing HBV in people at risk. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b?

What is hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b is a virus that tends to infect the liver in humans. Transmission from person to person is by intimate contact (sexual activity) or blood exchange. There is a readily available blood test to see if you have it, and there is a vaccination available (3 shots over 6 months) to prevent you from ever getting it. Hepatitis b can lead to chronic infection and cirrhosis, possibly cancer. ...Read more

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How heal hepatitis b?

Most resolve: Spontaneous resolution of acute hep b infection is common, but must be followed carefully to make sure is not becoming chronic active hepatitis, which can be treated, if not cured. Do this now, because to ignore this disease can have lethal consequences. ...Read more

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Causes of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: There is only one cause: an infection with the virus that is known as hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b fast relefe?

Hepatitis b fast relefe?

Sorry: Hbv can cause acute hepatitis which generally runs its course over several weeks but some cases become chronic, often the ones with few or no symptoms. Acute HBV infection is not generally treated but there are medications to treat chronic HBV if need be. There is no fast cure. ...Read more

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What causes hepatitis b?

What causes hepatitis b?

A virus: The hepatitis b virus is transmitted via blood transfusion or other blood exposures, sexually, and at the time of delivery from mother to child. It can cause chronic infection which may result in cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent infection licensed in the usa in 1982 and there are some medications that can be used to treat chronic infection. ...Read more

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Medication for hepatitis b?

Medication for hepatitis b?

Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications depends on complicated multi factors such as what kind of antigen and antibody, viral load, state of liver disease as reflected by liver enzymes ALT, AST, the result of liver biopsy. The presence of HIV, liver cirrhosis, age of patients etc. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b communicable?

Is hepatitis b communicable?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b is quite communicable, but it takes direct blood to blood contact (e.g., IV needles, transfusions, sex with someone who has it). There is a vaccine that is very effective to prevent it; it requires 3 shots. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b symptoms please.

Hepatitis b symptoms please.

Hepatitis: Symptoms include fatigue, fever, pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, jaundice, change in urine color, nausea and vomiting, generalized malaise and others. It is not different from any other cause of hepatitis (which means inflammation of the liver). ...Read more

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How does hepatitis b spread?

Many ways: Blood transfusion, sex, intravenous drug use with infected needle, post exposure needle stick (needle that was used for injecting some one who is infected with hepatitis b), although not all needle sticks will result into an infection. ...Read more

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Can garlic clear hepatitis b?

No: Hepatitis b can clear by itself and garlic has a variety of anti infective properties but the garlic is not thought to have a real role for hbv. ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b?

What to do about hepatitis b?

Get tested: Get all the blood tests necessary (ordered by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist) to see if you need therapy or if the virus is dormant / inactive ...Read more

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How is hepatitis b transmitted?

How is hepatitis b transmitted?

HBV transmission: Hepatitis b is transmitted via infected needle injury, infected blood and other bodily fluid exposure. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hepatitis b?

I am suffering from hepatitis b?

Get evaluated: You need to go to a doctor who is knowledgeable about hepatitis b (hbv) and can figure out where you are with this disease. Some people need antiviral treatment and everybody with chronic hbv needs to be monitored regularly. Make sure everyone you live with is vaccinated against hbv to help protect them from accidental exposure. And avoid alcohol until you have discussed this with a clinician. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b core ab test?

Proof of infection: Presence of hepatitis b core antibody indicates tested patient has acute hepatitis b infection or recently had one. ...Read more

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Can I catch hepatitis b from food?

Hep B: Hepatitis b is a blood-borne disease. It is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids. The same is true with hepatitis c. Hepatitis a is passed through the fecal-oral route. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b a lifelong sickness?

Is hepatitis b a lifelong sickness?

Can be, or not: Adult onset- chronic in about 15%. Onset as infant, at birth from mama who is a viral carrier (most cases worldwide), typically long- term disease and/ or carrier. Rx available- can be effective. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b prevalent in the us?

Is hepatitis b prevalent in the us?

Yes: While not as prevalent as asia where the incidence is a high as 25 percent, there are probably over a million and half residents of the United States with hepatitis b. Most commonly it is seen in patients with Asian ancestry and in alaska. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: Hepatitis B is a specific Virus, that attacks the Liver and causes an inflammation of the liver, and damages the liver over time, which can be serious and deadly. Currently there is vaccination for Hepatitis B, and you are encouraged to get it. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis B go away on its own?

Not really: hepatitis B can be controlled by your immune system on its own, without ever requiring treatment, but the virus remains dormant in your liver and may re-activate if your immune system is compromised.
Other times you do need treatment with meds to stop the inflammation in the liver and prevent cirrhosis, liver cancer ...Read more

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How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

See doc or donate BL: Virtually any doc can run the tests on you. Also, if you go to donate blood, you will be checked. ...Read more

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