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Medical Reference Related to Hepatitis

  1. Liver Biopsy

    A percutaneous liver biopsy is done by inserting a long needle between two of the right lower ribs to remove a sample of liver tissue.

  2. 5 Reasons to Get Tested for Hepatitis C

    You could have hepatitis C and not know it. Learn why it’s important to get tested, if there’s any chance you’ve been exposed.

  3. Hepatitis C and Fatigue

    What causes fatigue in people with hepatitis C? And how can they fight feeling tired?

  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 - 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.

  6. Hepatitis B Guide - Prevention

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

  7. Hepatitis B Guide - What Happens

    Symptoms of infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV), if they appear at all, usually begin 60 to 90 days (although they can appear from 45 to 180 days) after the virus enters the body. Most people have acute (short - term) HBV infection.

  8. Hepatitis B Guide - Health Tools

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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