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Symptoms Of Hepatitis B
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both are symptoms of any disease affecting the liver. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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
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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