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What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis b?

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis b?

If at all...: ...You may develop fatigue and jaundice, though it may be asymptomatic. In rare cases it can take a fulminant form. However, only 15% of cases lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Please tell me the symptoms of hepatitis b in a baby?

Please tell me the symptoms of hepatitis b in a baby?

Symptomatic or not: The primary difference for babies is a much higher rate of having no symptoms at all. This can occur in older kids & adults, ~50% have symptoms >5yo but in babies 99% may be asymptomatic. They can remain so even with chronic liver disease & only be picked up through random testing or when the liver starts to fail. ...Read more

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What are the probable symptoms of hepatitis b in a drug user?

What are the probable symptoms of hepatitis b in a drug user?

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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What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

What are the possible causes of hepatitis B? What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? What are some drugs given to a hepatitis B patient?

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 more

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Symptoms of hepatitis b to a pregnant women?

Symptoms of hepatitis b to a pregnant women?

Usually, in pregnanc: It is picked up in routine labs as an exposure and the person may not even know. Acute hep b makes your skin and eyes yellow, causes some abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis b in someone with dark skin?

What are the symptoms of hepatitis b in someone with dark skin?

None: Usually no symptoms. Rarely jaundice may occurs where the eyes turn yellow. Most cases are detected with simple bloodwork. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis b?

What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis b?

Chronic Hepatitis B: No symptoms necessarily associated. Perhaps fatigue and if progression to cirrhosis may result in easy bleeding, jaundice, abdominal distension. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of final stages of hepatitis b?

It depends: People with chronic hepatitis b infection need to be monitored closely for liver cancer (which can present with abdominal pain and weight loss) and liver failure (which can present with abdominal swelling, throwing up blood, turning yellow, or confusion). People can remain symptom free and not even know they have hbv, until the liver damage has become severe. At-risk people should be tested. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients. Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about. 001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b contageous for life even after treatment? I show signs and symptoms and my test for hepatitis b came back inconclusive, nervous here.

Don't worry: I think you are ahead of yourself! It sounds that the diagnosis of hepatitis b has not been made yet and yet you are already talking about being contagious after treatment. Won't you just copy the tests that were done for us to look at and give you more specific advice. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis a, b, c, d?

What are the symptoms of hepatitis a, b, c, d?

See below: Fatique, dyspepsia- combination of nausea, epigastric pain, lack of appetite, vomiting. Also urine will turn dark and the mucosa of your eyes will turn yellow. Hepatitis c is different cause you don't get too much jaundice from it. Jaundice is actually a goos sign in hepatitis. ...Read more

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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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What happens to you when you have hepatitis b? What are the symptoms?

Most common = none: The answer to this question depends on when the person got hepatitis b (hbv). Most people have no symptoms when they get hbv, although some people can have nausea, feel like they have the flu, and turn yellow. Long term infection can lead to fatigue and not feeling well. Once people develop liver failure, it finally becomes evident that they are suffering from liver damage. ...Read more

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