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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 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
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
None: Usually no symptoms. Rarely jaundice may occurs where the eyes turn yellow. Most cases are detected with simple bloodwork. ...Read more
Yes: Both are symptoms of any disease affecting the liver. ...Read more
Hopefully not: Hopefully no one that does not have the disease contracts it! ...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
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.
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
Yes: In case he is a chronic carrier, he can infect his spouse despite lack of symptoms. ...Read more
What is hepatitis b symptoms and ways to contract it? My boyfriend whom I have unprotected sex with just let slip that he has it. We have known eachother for 4 years and its never came up. I know if he knows he is supposed to tell me by law! Correct?
There is no law that I am aware of where people are obligated to discuss disease status - even hiv.
You can only catch hepatitis b from:
- birth - mom to baby transmission
- sharing needles with an infected person
- having sex with an infected person
- being in direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person
- sharing a tooth brush or razor with an infected person (because of bleeding with those 2 activities)
you cannot catch hepatitis b through breastfeeding, saliva, sharing utensils, hugging, kissing, touching, coughing or sneezing.
6-10% of adults with hepatitis b go on to have chronic hepatitis b (that means in 90-94% of people, it just goes away). 15-25% of people with chronic hepatitis b will go on to have liver disease. This means that even if you catch hepatitis b, odds are you'll be ok
depending on your age or occupation, you may have been vaccinated against hepatitis b. It is now one of the recommended childhood vaccines and most kids finish their series by the time they are 1 years old! It is very safe and research has shown that it is not associated with any chronic illnesses such as ms. Receiving 3 doses of the vaccine will protect 90% of people against hepatitis b. If you have any other questions, contact your healthcare provider. ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of HIV but I tested (-) for it… my dr tested me for hepatitis b, dsdna, and ld. I had a positive ANA 1.80. Any other tests?
Night sweats: You list night sweats and this is serious business. I would not fault your physician for sending you for echo to look for endocarditis. A search for tuberculosis, occult hodgkin's, and a host of other illnesses depending on your history, physical and routine labs are in order. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is not a live vaccine but rather an inactivated one. ...Read more
Can hepatitis b vaccine give you rheumatic autoimmune diseases such as polyartheritis nodosa because my sister started getting symptoms shortly after?
Normal sgpt, sgot, bilirubin count. I hve hepatitis b.But still my symptoms like nausea, abdomen discomfort perceivs. Why? Shud I need medications.
HepB NOT likely caus:
You may have ibs, a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits in the absence of specific/unique organic pathology/disease. Other symptoms common to ibs include bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc...
Often = nuisances, but can be debilitating at times.
If u r concerned, consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more
My blood test show hepatitis b symptoms 2 weeks ago and my pcp doctor refers me for ultrasound and hepa clinic. My question is is there a cure it?
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