Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is a medical condition, inflammation of liver, due to viral infection but sometimes to toxic agents. Now a days vaccination are available to avoid this infection.

Questions and answers on "Hepatitis"

if your hiv results come back p24 p51 p55 gp40 present with a hiv index < 1.00 none reactive pluz I have hepatitis c my hiv test came back indeterminate ..

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
details below

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for the query.
P 24 P 51 and gp 40 are highly sensitive tests.
If theses tests are negative you can be assured that you dont have hiv.
These tests can detect even a single virus in the blood.
Let me know if you have any other doubts....

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hi
my mom just got diagnosed with hepatitis, I think I was vaccinated against it about 20 years ago when I was 10 or 11 years old 3 times. should I get tested for it now that my mom has been diagnosed with it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is better to get tested

Detailed Answer:
Hello Pegah,

Thanks for your query.

Hepatitis is caused by a various strains (types) of viruses.
And the vaccination we usually take (3 injections as mentioned in your post) gives protection only against a single strain of virus (usually...

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hi i have hepatitis A ,what kind of vitamine should i take?is it easy to cure this hepatitis a?

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Welcome to Healthcare Magic
Good Day
Hepatitis A is a viral disease which causes liver damage and jaundice. It is spread from contamination of food, hands, water by infected stool. Most of the time the infection goes away by itself. In some cases treatment is necessary.

Take a Vitamin E...

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yes my daughter as been diagnosed with hepatitis c and as not yet had her liver check, but was told that she as to have some type of chemo for this. How could they determine this without checking out her liver first. She was not told what stage she was in either. Is this normal they have scheduled her for a cat scan in two weeks

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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Part of the work up for hepatitis c normally includes (1)liver function tests, (2)complete blood count,
(3)thyroid function tests (can be low in some persons with this infection), (4)screening for hepatitis B,
(5)determining the amount and type of hepatitis c...

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good night there
I accidentally shave my face with a razor of someone who had virus c. just a minute after i started, i realized that both mine and his razor look a like. anyways i did not cut my face. I l also asked him and he conformed the he was cured. now what can i do?
my email address is YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you may get HCV testing done

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Hepatitis c spreads through blood. So using any infected sharp instrument may transfer the disease.
As you had no cuts and your friend says that ge has been treated, chances are negligible that you will get...

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Hello doctor..

I've had certain partners in the last year till last week ( three women and two TSs ) that happened in different periods of time. All of my sexual relationships were protected by condoms. However, I've given and gotten oral sex with some of them. Even thought, I haven't had or felt any symptoms so far, I decided today to check up just to make sure. I did check up and I'm HIV negative, but the other STD infections' results, included Hepatitis B and C will be known in 7 to 10 days. So my question is/ Can I get any STD infections or any type of Hepatitis while I'm an HIV negative?
I know that everyone could say with full confidence just wait till you receive the results except you doctor because you're the only one who is informed about how this wait is extremely harsh.

Thanks in advance.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for writing to us.

With protected penetrative exposures and unprotected oral sexual intercourse the possibility of HIV, Hepatitis and other STDs are rare. So far, you had no symptoms of STD in the form of ulcers, sore throat or vesicles, so you need not worry about Major STDs.
You...

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Hi,

I have elevated ALT levels and have brown skin rash on the sides of my neck, bottom of my chest and on my bicep. I need help with my condition.

Thanks,
XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hello, XXXXXXX,
We have to go by a very limited information that you
have provided.
First of all, elevated ALT levels indicate some sort of
inflammation that is active in your liver. Hepatitis
can be caused by A,B,or C-types of viruses.
Type A usually clears itself and does not cause
chronic...

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Hi Doctor, I have very recently had blood tests done, was told that my GammaGT is at 320, normal is around 60. I am a type 2 diabetic and take Glucophage 1000.i am also on blood pressure tablets " Ravamil". I do enjoy an occasional beer, no more than 3 per week. I am active I play squash twice a week and I play golf. I have had hepatitis many heard ago about 30 years back. Would this be a factor? Look forward to your responce.
Many thanks
Martin

doctor1 MD

Hi
Thanks for choosing HCM
Diabetes , alcohol and liver disease can cause high levels of GGT. Hepatitis 30 years back is not a cause for this now. Have a vegan diet with low fat and stop alcohol for a period of three weeks. You can also start taking udiliv once daily. Then repeat GGT if its still...

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Hi doctor, I am 42, My my height is 5.10, weight is 75kg, My blood pressure is 150/110, my SG0T -91 SGPT-61, I Met my physician yesterday he prescribed me - UDILIV 150mg twice daily and other medication for hypertension , I am feeling very weak and drowsy, He told me every thing is ok u take medication. is there any reason for this weakness and any suggestion from ur side

doctor1 MD

Hi..
Your reports are saying some HEPATITIS is there( elevated liver enzymes).

Hepatitis may itself cause weakness, but what is the cause of hepatitis?

I think you should undergo some more test like serum bilirubin, viral markes for hepatitis and renal function test to rule out renal dysfunction....

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Is Tetanus & Hepatitis vaccinations are mandatory to take. I might have taken Tentanus during my child hood. I have not taken Hepatitis. Can we take these vaccinations at my age which is 42years. How much does these vaccinations costs?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query.

1) Recommended guideline for Tetanus Vaccine: Booster injections for tetanus toxoid may be needed at the time of injury in older children and adults if it has been 5-10 years since the last tetanus vaccine was received. Booster injections should also be given...

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Recent questions on  Hepatitis

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Hello I had abdominoplasty three weeks ago.I had a marcane pain buster after surgery for a few days and never experienced much p ain at all since then. I only took an occasional hydrocodone , motrin and tylenol . Everything was great and then a week ago I started feeling sick. My urine got dark and my skin began to itch and my urine was dark. It turns out my liver enzymes and esophinosil levels are up and I might have cholestasis hepatitis. I am to f/u with my gastroenterologist tomorrow. I have a headache now. No fever or pain anywhere. The ct showed nothing but the Gi doctor on call says I still need a sono and it could be from anesthesia. They took me off flecanide which I take for occasional paroxismal a fib. I am wondering what the best diet for this is as I am not hungry and what the recovery time is for this. Thank you very much

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Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old, male, Indian. I am suffering from this illness for the past 5 years now. It all started when I was suffering with a mild hepatitis and my cretanin was around 1.0. I consulted some doctors, after which my cretanin level came to normal, but after that I suffer from this illness daily. What happens is that immediately after i have taken breakfast, lunch or dinner, I get nausea feelings and as a result I cough vigorously. It lasts for 5-10 minutes and then every thing seems fine. Sometimes I even vomit (if i have over-eaten). I have gone to various doctors and given my blood tests on various occasions but everything seems to be fine as per their reports. I have tried a lot to find out if there is something to which i am allergic but I am unable to find out. I hope you would be able to give some advise to me. My e-mail Id : YYYY@YYYY Thanks and Regards, Angad

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I have recently returned from XXXX and have had persistent dierreah I have had blood tests and stool samples taken the blood tests show that my liver is slightly inflamed and the stool sample shows trade of endolimax one dr has referred me for another blood test for hepatitis A and another has worryingly suggested a HIV test my symptoms are very similar to that of hepatitis A and I have had a HIV a year ago as part of a routine screening with my last smear test and I have not been sexually active since should I be worried about HIV? And are hepatitis a and endolimax related?

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Hello Doctor Samuel, I have been diagnosed with HIV since 2002 and recently diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
I feel like I need a second opinion, please I am looking for a doctor who specialities is infectious decease In Manhattan who is taking Aetna insurance, can you help please?

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hi, I recently went to a free clinic and my lab work showed that my AST was 54 H U/L 10-30. The nurse circle the 54 H and advised me to look further into this.Can you please explain to me what this may mean? I am a 34 yrold female, a smoker and...

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Dear Doctor: My husband pass away last month due to liver cancer with 7 weeks. Its was a horrible nightmare. Please let our family know the best way to detect Hepatisis A, B, and C. so each of us can be safe and sound? Is it advisable to do blood...

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I dont have any symptoms of a failing liver , like yellowing of the skin or eyes. My urine is clear, not over yellow. My stools are normal. I have drank alot in the past. I m receiving pressure, a little pain in my lower liver/ kidney area front,...

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