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Doctor insights on: Why Does Hepatitis Virus Cause Whites Of Eyes To Turn Yellow

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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I have hepatitis b, will my yellow eyes go off?

I have hepatitis b, will my yellow eyes go off?

Acute infection?: If you have recent infection with hepatitis b and your liver is still working ok, then the yellow eyes will go away. People who turn yellow are more likely to have their immune system control hepatitis b so you should definitely have follow up of your labs. People who have severe liver damage from long-standing hepatitis b infection have yellow eyes because of chronic liver damage. ...Read more

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Can yellow eyes and skin be a symptom of alcoholic hepatitis?

Can yellow eyes and skin be a symptom of alcoholic hepatitis?

Yes: If the white areas of the eyes are yellow or the skin is yellow, you need to urgently see a gastroenterologist. You may have hepatitis, alcoholic or otherwise, or something even worse. ...Read more

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Can the doctor find out if one has a hepatitis virus through a blood test?

Can the doctor find out if one has a hepatitis virus through a blood test?

Yes: Blood tests can detect the nucleic acids for all types of hepatitis viruses. Prior infections can be detected by antibodies. ...Read more

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How long can a hepatitis virus live outside a body?

Days: It is thought hepatitis b can survive about a week outside the body and hepatitis c 1-4 days. The viruses can live longer in wet/fluid environments. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old and I have a yellow eyes for 20 years. No hepatitis. What is it?

I am 34 years old and I have a yellow eyes for 20 years. No hepatitis. What is it?

Pinguecula: Yellowish deposits that grow on the white of the eye. Very common- worse among those whose ancestry is close to equator. If you are really miserable, you can have them excised. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more