Common "Hepatitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Inflammatory disease of the liver is called hepatitis. Hepatitis can be caused due to viruses or can be autoimmune or can be secondary to medicines, toxins, and alcohol. The different types of hepatitis are infectious hepatitis (hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E), noninfectious hepatitis, and autoimmune hepatitis.

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Is there risk of infection post-cut with an HIV samples machine?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a cut from a laboratory machine at work. My left thumb got a small cut on the skin that, when dry, looks like a small cut, and when wet, a tiny red spot is visible. I bet it shows the depth of the cut when my skin is wet with hot water. Hepatitis and HIV (Human Immunodeficiency V...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. The chances of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or hepatitis viruses being present in the gripper part is low. Moreover, the viruses do not survive in the environment beyond a few minutes. It also appears b...  Read Full »

My STD test results are negative. Should I test again?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a one-time, single exposure; (heterosexual) with a community sex worker. There was an instance of insertion (vagina unprotected) for approximately 10 seconds as we were fooling around and things just happened. I immediately wised up and put on a condom but that did not get far as...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection has a window period of one to three months during which the test results can be false negative. However, even as per WHO (World Health Organization), ...  Read Full »

Can using unsterilized makeup brushes cause infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I want a professional and honest answer. I suffer from anxiety and OCD. Yesterday, I was dealing with patients post them having cosmetic injectables. There was pinpoint blood from the needle insertion points. I am thinking of the worst-case scenario and not saying this happened, but my mi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Our main concern here is regarding the transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), hepatitis B, and C. Now, in the scenario you are explaining, it is less likely for any virus or infectious disease to transmit to others, but a small risk of transmission remai...  Read Full »

I am feeling urethral discomfort post-hand job. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I received a hand job from a mysterious individual, and afterward, I put hand sanitizer all over my groin area. I think I put some in my urethra as well. Later that night I noticed a dull discomfort in my urethra, but nothing painful. It does not hurt when I pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hand sanitizers are usually alcohol based preparations. No wonder that it caused some burning or discomfort in urethra. But do not worry, you did not cause any significant harm to yourself. This might not be the sole criteria to worry for STI (sexually transmitted infecti...  Read Full »

Does dark-colored urine occur due to a side effect of asthma medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 years old female, who weighs 138 lbs and I am 5.4 feet tall. Since a year, I have been suffering from very strange symptoms like dark yellow urine (very deep yellow and sometimes turbid and cloudy in appearance), yellowish eyes, very sour taste in the mouth throughout the day, i...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your case seems to be complicated. In the case of yellow urine and yellow sclera with weakness, first, we should rule out hemolytic anemia and jaundice. Jaundice can be from h...  Read Full »

Can I stop my hepatitis C treatment after 8 weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old. I was diagnosed with hepatitis C 16 years before while donating blood. No allopathy treatment was taken till last month. My liver function tests are monitored regularly. Most of the time, the result will be elevated SGOT and SGPT of 200 and 300, respectively. But, it d...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. I would highly recommend continuing the medicine for 12 weeks at least. You are fortunate that your viral load is undetectable just with these medicines. Most people with hepatitis C require six to 12 months with Interferon treatment. So, le...  Read Full »

Why does my son get diarrhea after having certain foods?

Query: Hello doctor, Hope you are doing fine. My son consulted a doctor for diarrheal syndrome. He suffers from diarrhea after having certain types of meals and also when he drinks a glass of wine or beer. Attached to this message, you will find his recent laboratory test results. His liver values seem to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and found some important things regarding his liver and lipid profile. He has a bad lipid profile. It is bad because he has to keep an eye on this i...  Read Full »

My HBsAg is positive. Will I transmit hepatitis B to my partner?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male, and I want to ask few questions regarding my condition. I am a dental student. When I was in the ninth standard, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B. The doctor performed many tests, like PCR (negative), HBsAg (positive), HBeAg (negative), and ALT (normal). I have he...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, vertical transmission and sexual transmission of hepatitis B virus are possible. Vertical transmission usually occurs due to close contact of father's body fluids with a newborn child. So, avoiding close contacts will help. In precautions, vaccination for the sp...  Read Full »

I had scaling done with unsterilized instruments. Should I worry?

Query: Hello doctor,I visited a hospital where a student, unaware that the instruments were not sterilized, performed hand scaling on four patients, including myself. My instruments were disinfected but not sterilized before the procedure, and genuine bleeding occurred during scaling from the gingiva. Give...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Kindly provide your accurate age and family medical history, including any cancer, medical conditions, hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), or HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in your immediate family. This informatio...  Read Full »

When will my raised liver enzymes come back to normal level?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old and recently went for life insurance and they did a blood test on me. My results were normal except liver enzymes. AST 203, ALT 206, and GGT 281. Bilirubin 0.8 (apparently normal). I have been drinking heavily for a couple years, but quit about three weeks ago (the w...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, this is alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis. You need to worry. Once you stop alcohol, the levels should come down to normal in 6 to 8 weeks of complete abstinence. You should discuss with your doctor to prescribe you tablet Udiliv that contains Ursodeoxych...  Read Full »

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