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When should someone see a doctor for hepatitis?

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Since you might not have any symptoms after being infected, don't wait until you feel sick. Contact your doctor if you think you've been in any of the situations that could lead to hepatitis. For instance, call if you:

  • Ate in a restaurant where there was an outbreak of hepatitis A
  • Had sex with someone who has hepatitis
  • Shared needles when injecting illegal drugs

From: Is Hepatitis Contagious? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "HepC123."

CDC: "Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis D Information for the Public," "Hepatitis E Information for the Public."

KidsHealth, The Nemours Foundation: "Infections: Hepatitis."

World Health Organization: "Hepatitis B."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 27, 2019

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "HepC123."

CDC: "Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public," "Hepatitis D Information for the Public," "Hepatitis E Information for the Public."

KidsHealth, The Nemours Foundation: "Infections: Hepatitis."

World Health Organization: "Hepatitis B."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 27, 2019

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