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    1. 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.

    2. 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

    3. Hepatitis B Guide - Home Treatment

      Home treatment is important for relieving symptoms and preventing the spread of hepatitis B virus (HBV).While there is no specific medical treatment for short - term (acute) hepatitis B, there are some things you can do that may help you feel better while

    4. Hepatitis B Guide - What Increases Your Risk

      People who practice certain behaviors or have certain jobs are at high risk for becoming infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV). If you are a member of a high - risk group, you should receive the hepatitis B vaccine.

    5. 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.

    6. Hepatitis B Guide - Prevention

      Learn how to protect yourself from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.

    7. Hepatitis B Guide - Symptoms

      Learn about the short - term (acute) symptoms of hepatitis B infection.

    8. Hepatitis B Guide - Health Tools

      This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding hepatitis B.

    9. Combination Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C

      Drug details for Combination antiviral therapy for hepatitis C.

    10. 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

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