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Hepatitis or jaundice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hi my name is
Doctor :   hi, test me your concern>
User :   and i want to know if itchy skin means u have hepatitis
User :   i did the hep b test and my result will be in this week but i'm so scared
Doctor :  
no,
User :   my sister was diagnosed to have hep b last week
User :   but she had the vacine two years ago
Doctor :  
You ok
User :   so how come she has it
Doctor :  
yes i l help you with this
User :   whats your name doc
Doctor :   vacinnes are not 100 % protective
Doctor :  
I am Dr
User :   ha
User :   okay
Doctor :  
so it can protect to some %
User :   so do you think i have hep cos i have some itchy skin too
User :   the last time i had sex was 2yrs ago
User :   and it was before i had my vacinne
Doctor :   is the itching is confined to particular part or genrallised
Doctor :   ok
User :   its not confined and not very generalized
User :   a bit here and a bit there
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
do you have a any lesion or rash
User :   where
User :   i only see like a tinny rush just one
Doctor :  
inthe webspace of the hand,axilla or genilia
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
Do you have yellow discoloration of eyes or skin?
User :   i did my physicals and the results of my liver enzymes were okay
User :   no
Doctor :  
Yellow colored urine.
User :   yes yellow urine
User :   is yellow urine a sign
Doctor :  
anyone who is staying with yo hav esimilar itching at this point of time?
User :   thats what my two sisters are saying
Doctor :  
yellow urine could be jauindice or dehydration, infection of the tract...
User :   okay
User :   sometimes its more like white
User :   other times yellow
Doctor :   If your sisters or family member have it coul dbe scabies.
User :   what is scabies doc
Doctor :  
a skin infestation caused by a mite
User :   okay
User :   but can u have hep if your liver enzymes are normal
Doctor :  
do they have night itching more?
User :   and the last time i had sex was in 2007
Doctor :  
ok
User :   not really
User :   just as the way i feel during the day time
User :   and not crazy itchy
User :   but i feel itchy
Doctor :  
was you partner had any signs of hepatits b?
User :   mild one
User :   no i cant tell
User :   it was just an ordinary sex
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i'm not married'
Doctor :  
when is the result of yours will be avalible?
User :   this tuesday
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i cant sleep cos i'm soo scared\
Doctor :  
Did you used the condoms?
User :   sometimes i did and other times i did not
Doctor :  
Do not worry
Doctor :  
ok
User :   really
Doctor :  
you can take an anti iching tablet now
User :   okay
Doctor :   it will help you to get sleep
Doctor :  
and dont worry about the results.
User :   no i'm able to sleep but i cant sleep because i'm scared of the results
Doctor :  
there are good treatment in case positive?
User :   i have even lost weight cos i can hardly eat
User :   ohhhhhhhhh
User :   i dnt want to be positive
User :   can u be fully cured
Doctor :  
Dont do like that, any medical illness having a balanced diet is must
Doctor :  
it can be controlled
User :   fine
Doctor :  
and you can have a normal life
User :   but i'm jus 22
Doctor :  
ok
User :   can u imagine to live with hep virus
User :   i'll never forgive myself if its positive
Doctor :  
dont worry, hepatitis if you take care, like regular medicine , good diet , regular exercise
Doctor :  
you ll be ok
User :   okay
User :   tnx doc
User :   i have to leave now
Doctor :   ok thank you
Doctor :  
take care
User :   u to
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   bye
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