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What are the probable symptoms of hepatitis b in a drug user?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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