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Does hepatitis B cause constipation and stomach cramps ?

I have been a hepatitis B patient for many years now coming from a family of hep B. I get yearly check ups and my hep B is inactive at the moment. Recently, I have been feeling constipated and getting stomache cramps which come and go. The first couple of days, my stool was a 6 on the Bristol chart, kind of like diarrhea . After 2 days, it was hard and thinner than usual (not pencil thin though) and I only manage to get a little out. I have been eating regularly too. What is my problem? Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Mar 2011
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You could be suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome which presents with abdominal cramps, constipation and thin stools, sometimes diarrhoea. It can be associated with chronic Hepatitis B. You can stay away from milk, wheat and see if you get relief. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water. Consult a Doctor rearding these symptoms and get examined and required tests done and receive proper treatment.
Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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