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What Is Hepatitis B Caused By
A virus: The hepatitis b virus is transmitted via blood transfusion or other blood exposures, sexually, and at the time of delivery from mother to child. It can cause chronic infection which may result in cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There is a vaccine to prevent infection licensed in the usa in 1982 and there are some medications that can be used to treat chronic infection. ...Read more
What causes the hepatitis b and c virus? Like mosquitoes causes malaria, what causes hepatitis b and c virus
Hepatitis B virus: these are different viruses.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I want to try anilingus on my girlfriend. I know this can cause many problems. Can i get a hepatitis b or a shot. Can I do this with out any risk?
To minimize risk: From rimming, wash the anal area prior to the activity and consider using some sort of barrier such as latex dam or even saran wrap. Infections transmissible from rimming include all the forms of gastroenteritis which may be viral, parasitic or bacterial. Hepatitis a can be transmitted this way but not hepatitis b. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus at early age: Hep b: common (world-wide) viral infection, commonly obtained at birth from mom who is chronic carrier (probably got it at birth from her mother). Adult onset (usually blood transmission, less likely sexual): better chance of being only acute, not chronic. "dose" of exposure, genotype, immune response all play a role. Can rx. Chr inf can lead to more liver problems, incl. Cirrhosis, failure, ca. ...Read more
I was vacinated for hepatitis b 17 years ago when I was 10. Do I need to test. If so will my vacination cause a false positive?
Hello pls what is hepatitis B, and what is d cause and the treatment? And is it a chronic disease?
It is a virus: That is often spread through sexually contact or blood transfusions(less common in this day and age). It mostly effects the liver. For some people it only cause short term issues when they are exposed(acute hepatitis B) but 15-30% of people with acute hepatitis B will develop a long term chronic hepatitis B. There is much more to know but it's too complicated for this small space. ...Read more
Hepatitis: No correlation between the 2Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Chronic hepatitis b can cause the liver to develop severe scarring from the longstanding inflammation the virus causes. The scarring, commonly referred to as cirrhosis, can be progressive such that more and more liver function is lost to scarring. Eventually there are too few healthy liver cells to remove toxins from the body and liver failure happens, usually over a period of years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It should not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does having chronic hepatitis b means death sentence for me?please let me know cause im panicking
Don't panic!: No, it does not mean a death sentence! I will be honest up front - chronic hepatitis B does increase your risk of developing liver cirrhosis (scarring), liver failure and liver cancer. However, that does not mean you will, and they generally take many, many years to develop. It is important to follow-up with your physician for regular testing and educate yourself - see http://www.hepb.org! ...Read more