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Symptoms Of Hepatitis B
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Hepatitis causes...: Hepatitis (liver infection / inflammation) causes: fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, low-grade fever, darker urine, muscle aches, jaundice (yellow skin), etc... A person with hepatitis may be contagious, so a doctor has to do an evaluation and some tests. ...Read more
May be nothing: Although acute hepatitis may produce fever, hepatic pain and tenderness, jaundice, changes in color of urine and stools, malaise and other symptoms, many people with hep c are unaware they have been infected until they go to donate blood, or develop late complication of this disease. If you feel you have been infected, go get tested. ...Read more
Sometimes no symptom: Hep b is a virus which can cause liver disease, including liver failure, but often shows no symptoms for years, even though it is doing damage. Symptoms can be vague: nausea, fatigue, decreased appetite, changes in skin coloring, abdominal pain. Hep b is detected by a blood test, and if you don't carry the virus, you can get a vaccine against it. Hep c is similar, but deadlier & no vaccine yet. ...Read more
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It's a virus: Hepatitis B is a virus transmitted by coming in contact with the blood/body fluids of someone infected. Symptoms can be mild to severe & appear within 1-4 months: abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue & yellowing of skin (jaundice). Acute hepatitis B often resolves with rest/good nutrition. Chronic: antivirals/interferon/liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Unlike most viral hepatitides, hepatitis b is associated with liver cancer regardless of the presence of cirrhosis. Therefore, blood test (i.e. Alpha-fetoprotein) and imaging study (i.E abdominal ultrasound) are recommended every 6 months beginning at the age of 40. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below.: The signs of viral hepatitis are jaundice (yellow color to the skin and/or whites of eyes), vomiting, nausea, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches and pains, light color/white stool, itchy skin & abnormal liver function tests. Children can also have cold symptoms, cough and sore throat. Not all the symptoms need be present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Ranges from none to fatigue, joint aches, rash, nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, weight loss, bleeding/bruising, altered mental status, yellow eyes, skin, dark urine, itching, distaste for meat, proteins, tobacco, etc. Signs on exam can include jaundice, enlarged, tender liver, skin changes, abdominal fluid, altered neurological findings, abnormal lab tests, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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