Hepatitis B Guide - Cause
Learn more about how hepatitis B spreads.
Hepatitis B Guide - Exams and Tests
Your health professional will diagnose hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection based on a physical examination, your medical history, and blood tests.
Hepatitis B Guide - Surgery
Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. There is no surgical treatment for hepatitis B.If you develop significant liver damage because of hepatitis and your condition becomes life - threatening, you may need a liver transplant.
Hepatitis B Guide - Medications
For people with short - term (acute) hepatitis B infection (HBV), treatment with medication is not recommended. Antiviral medication may be used for long - term (chronic) HBV infection if the virus is multiplying or liver damage exists or may develop.Howe
Hepatitis B Guide - Symptoms
Learn about the short - term (acute) symptoms of hepatitis B infection.
Hepatitis B Guide - When To Call a Doctor
Contact a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with hepatitis B and develop severe dehydration (caused by vomiting and an inability to hold down fluids) or any signs of rapidly developing liver failure.
Hepatitis B Guide - Other Treatment
Some people with short-term (acute) hepatitis B develop severe nausea and/or dehydration. If this happens, you might need to be hospitalized so you can receive additional fluids intravenously.
Hepatitis Panel - Topic Overview
You may prefer to find out on your own whether you have been infected with the hepatitis C virus.You can buy a home test called a Home Access Hepatitis C Check kit, which you can find in most drugstores. The kit contains a sharp instrument (lancet) that you use to draw a small amount of blood from your fingertip.You place the sample on a piece of collection paper and mail it in a prepaid envelope to a lab for testing. After 10 days, you can call a toll-free number and receive your results using your confidential identification number. If the test shows you have hepatitis C, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the results. The home test only looks for hepatitis C antibodies, which indicate that you have been exposed to the virus in the past. The test does not tell you if you currently have an infection. Your doctor can order another test that looks for hepatitis C virus RNA. This test can tell if you have an active infection now. Additional testing can
Hepatitis B Guide - Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B Guide - Topic Overview
Learn about hepatitis B, a virus that infects the liver. You can have hepatitis B and not know it.