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how do you know if you have hepatitis B?

Q:how do you know if you have hepatitis B?
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You should have a blood test. Symptoms can be variable, though all hepatitis is an inflamation of the liver, so you might have abdominal pain, vomiting and dark urine. If you're unsure then see your doctor - you're not losing anything and hepatitis can be serious.
All you can do is go to the doctor and get tested on it. if your unsure you should avoid having sex with others so you don't transmit it. You can also transmit it on a non- sexual way. So, be careful. But the best thing to do is go to the doctor.
Acute hepatitis B is caused by a virus that infects the liver. If you have this disease, your blood, either fresh or dried, is highly contagious during the four to six weeks before the symptoms of the disease appear and for a short time afterwards, because particles of the hepatitis B are already circulating in your bloodstream. Symptoms include weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, brownish urine, whitish bowel movements, and abdominal discomfort. If you have any of the symptoms of hepatitis, see your physician. If you have hepatitis B, a blood test can show liver damage, and also some tiny particles of the hepatitis B. Your physician can inject members of your household with a special preparation to prevent hepatitis B. This is also effective if you come in contact with the blood of any infected person. Hepatitis B Symptoms * Half of all people infected with the hepatitis B virus have no symptoms. * Symptoms develop within 30-180 days of exposure to the virus. The symptoms are often compared to flu. Most people think they have flu and never think about having HBV infection. o Appetite loss o Feeling tired (fatigue) o Nausea and vomiting o Itching all over the body o Pain over the liver (on the right side of the abdomen, under the lower rib cage) o Jaundice - A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes turn yellow in color o Urine becomes dark in color (like cola or tea). o Stools are pale in color (grayish or clay colored).
get TESTED the only way to be sure long term infection does really bad things to you.

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