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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
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
Eat healthy: Food choice matters little in the care of the hepatitis b patient, who is probably taking medication to keep the level of virus at bay. Should the disease progress and the liver fail, which in a compliant patient is unlikely today, restricting protein may help some. Otherwise, a healthy diet with relatively little grease and sugar (people overeat these), plus aerobic exercise, is your best idea. ...Read more
Varies: Hbv can cause acute hepatitis that can range from asymptomatic to fulminant. Outside the neonatal period, 5-10 percent become chronic and some of these develop cirrhosis and can result in liver cancer but...Good news, there is a vaccine to prevent it and medications that can be used to treat it. ...Read more
The symptoms of Hepatitis include:: Nausea, Enlarged liver, Fluid in the abdomen, Vomiting, Pain in right upper abdomen, Fatigue, Joint pain, Palmar erythema, Large spleen, Flapping tremor, Fever, malaise, aches, Loss of appetite, Abdominal discomfort, Itching, Fever, Encephalopathy, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Gray stool, Headache, Dark urine, Diarrhea, Constipation, Swollen neck glands, Yellow eyes and skin. ...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
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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The tests for Hepatitis include:: Acute hepatitis panel, Complete blood count, Basic metabolic panel, Coagulation profile, Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis B surface antibody, Hepatitis B core IgM antibodies, Hepatitis B core total, Hepatitis Be antigen, Hepatitis B viral DNA, Hepatitis Be antibody, Ultrasound of liver or gallbladder, Ammonia blood level, Liver biopsy, Alpha fetoprotein and AFP L3, Hepatitis C antibody, Aminotransferase, AST, SGPT, Bilirubin, Alkaline phosphatase, Albumin, Prothrombin time, ANA, Smooth muscle Ab, Hepatitis A IgM, Ceruloplasmin, Iron and iron binding capacity, Ultrasound of abdomen, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Creatinine. ...Read more
Hepatitis: Hepatitis a is acute, usually gets better on its own, and is spread in contaminated food and water. Hepatitis b can be both acute or chronic and is spread through blood or other bodily fluids (ie. Sexual contact, sharing of needles, etc.). Chronic hepatitis b can lead to more serious conditions like cirrhosis causing impaired liver function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Range of symptoms: Acute hepatitis usually presents with RUQ pain, nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue, possibly fevers and jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes and darkening of the urine). Chronic hepatitis presents in more subtle ways and often times is asymptomatic and only found on blood tests. Good luck! ...Read more
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