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Hepatitis

Chronic and persistent Hepatitis

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Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, of which there are three main types: A, B and C. But if you feel like you’re about to embark on a Sesame Street-style alphabetical journey into the world of hepatitis, think again. Because Hepatitis B, which can be spread through the exchange of blood and body fluids during unprotected sex, or through dirty needles and contaminated blood products, is 100 times more infectious than HIV! However, many people may not even realise they have been infected with the virus, as symptoms may not develop immediately, or at all. Hepatitis C is also spread through the exchange of blood or blood products, or through sharing needles and needlestick accidents. And Hepatitis A can be caught through the faecal contamination of food and water or through poor personal hygiene or sanitation. There is often no specific treatment for acute hepatitis B. However, with pain relief for symptoms, rest, a healthy diet, and abstention from alcohol, most people tend to be symptom free, or recover completely within a couple of months. Chronic hepatitis (caused only by B and C) may be treated with intravenous antiviral medication.

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My partner of three years just told me he had hep c he found out afew months ago and jist told me He said thr doctor said its not active its lying dormant can i still catch it we havr a one year old son also wats thr risks to him and can Me and my partner stil have unprotected sex im really scared about thr risks to my son and myslef





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I have fat in my liver what should I do for it





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I have hep b. Just found out boyfriend has hep c how bad is this for us i am not a carrier





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Hi I have been in a relationship with a man for 8wks and have just found out he has hep C not sure what gino type coz I've sent him his marching orders, any way over the past 8 weeks we had unprotected sex about 5 time max I'm absolutly livid and scared he's been around my 8month old daughter. I no its a blood born virus and has 2 be blood 2 blood contact. I no a little on it as my brother had it but his imune system fort it off on its own which is very rare. I never get colds are flu but last week a did feel like I had a slight cold. I no the only way is 2 do a test 2 find out but any advice would be most apreciated I'm going out my mind with worry please anyone any info get back intouch





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Hey, my bf also has hep C and I sometimes get worried but I've been to the doctors with him a few times and even they say its really hard to catch. Just be ultra careful and have a blood test to be completely sure as the longer you have it, the more damage caused. It can be treated also so don't get into a panic. You will be just fine x

I hope you learned that the risk is very very low. Unless your bf had exchanged blood with you or your daughter, there is really nothing to worry about. He really should have told you though.

Im a 19 year old female. Almost one year ago iwas diagnosed with severe tonsillitis and glandular fever. It has been a tough tough year. At the time the doctor said my liver was inflammed and was for a month after according to tests. A year on I am still 85% of the time completely drained and feel depressed because of it. Could it be possible I have hepatitis b? And I need a cure? I have a really really healthy lifestyle and diet. I am also taking a tonic each day but am still loosing most days from my week from not being able to get out of bed. Please help x





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I keep being sick after every big meal, I get all shakey and then I am sick but it's only a little bit but this causes me to constantly to gag, this has been happening for the last week or so... I occasionally get pains in my kidneys but the hospital say everything is normal when clearly there is something wrong as it agonising pain which can make me unable to move, this has been happening for 2 years. Can someone help me please?





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My boyfriend has hepatitis C, we don't use condoms as I am on the depo provera and neither of us have any STIs, but can I get hepatitis C from him? What are the chances?





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If you engage in rough sex etc then you can experience blood to blood contact!! Which would greatly raise your chances of infection!! I also caught hepC from an ex using my tooth brush with bleeding gums!! Above all be carefull and watch for his blood on anything!

hi i have pain on my left testical for 2 year is anyone can help me plz ?





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First of all thank you to give me this chance my question is, I have hepatitis b and latent tuberculosis, can I treat the same time? and How much risk it has? Thank you.





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My abdomen is swollen from immediately below my ribcage and sticks out as though I am 8 months pregant, which is impossible as I am well over 50 and past the menopause by 11 years!When I breathe in, it does not feel "fat", but muscley, and it grew in just over a month. I have never been fat in my life and eat very healthily. I am annoyed more than anything, but what is causing this: I am not fat anywhere else





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I have had the same problem but i also have terrible pain which feels like someone sticking a knife in my side

I have this! I can't wear tight tops because I look pregnant, however I am not! This occured when I had the rod implanted but apparently there are not related! I hate feeling like this, its horrible, what should I do?

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Hepatitis is inflammation (swelling) of the liver, which in most cases is caused by a virus. The different types of hepatitis are summarised below, with links to more information. Read More »

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