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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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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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What are the food for hep b pt.

What are the food for hep b pt.

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

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What are the effects of hepatitis b usually?

What are the effects of hepatitis b usually?

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

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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 symptoms of getting a viral hepatitis?

What are the symptoms of getting a viral hepatitis?

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 more

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What are some of the tests for Hepatitis?

What are some of the tests for Hepatitis?

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

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What are the symptoms of viral hepatitis?

What are the symptoms of viral hepatitis?

Many or none: Most have no symptoms other may experience viral symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, fatigue) or jaundice (yellowing of eyes / skin). ...Read more

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What are the risks for taking the hepatitis vaccine?

What are the risks for taking the hepatitis vaccine?

Safe: So far the reactions can be soreness and rare fever for both hepatitis a and b vaccines occur. No other proven reactions that are more serious. ...Read more

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What are the commmon symptoms of viral hepatitis?

What are the commmon symptoms of viral hepatitis?

Many or none: Most have no symptoms other may experience viral symptoms (nausea, diarrhea, fatigue) or jaundice (yellowing of eyes / skin). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis? When should you get tested?

What are the symptoms of hepatitis? When should you get tested?

Hepatitis: Jaundice, generalized weakness, abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting are symptoms commonly seen in acute hepatitis. Based on history, possible exposure and lack of better explanation for the symptoms, hepatitis should be tested for as soon as suspicioned. ...Read more

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How are hepatitis a and b different?

How are hepatitis a and b different?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis and when should you be tested?

What are the symptoms of hepatitis and when should you be tested?

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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What are the symptoms for pernicious anemia?

What are the symptoms for pernicious anemia?

Fatigue: caused by an anemia with large red blood cells! Reversible quickly with B12! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a typhoid carrier?

What are the symptoms of a typhoid carrier?

None: Most typhoid carriers have no symptoms. The organism is usually present in the gall bladder and excreted into the intestinal tract. It is then given to others by the fecal oral route through contaminated food or water. ...Read more

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