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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I had hepatitis B symptoms a week back but fine now. What does it mean?

Query: Hello doctor, Please, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B positive last week. I had the symptoms for about five days but now I am feeling better without any symptoms. What does that mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need to know these things first. 1. How did you come to know about having hepatitis B, usually HBsAg (surface antigen) is detected in the routine kits? 2. Had there been, any past history of jaundice? 3. Were you immunized for hepatitis B in the past? 4. Were t...  Read Full »

I have recovered from jaundice. Can I start working out at the gym?

Query: Hello,  I have recovered from jaundice just a week ago and all my reports are normal. I had hepatitis B. Can I start working out at the gym?  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For people who have recovered from jaundice, usually we suggest at least 1-2 months of rest before attempting any heavy work. You should start exercising gradually and step it up slowly. You should stop immediately if you feel any issues. Stepping up over 6 months is advi...  Read Full »

Are weight loss and loss of appetite common in older persons?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 80 years old. He has lost around 11.02 to 13.23 Ibs of weight for the last six months. Now he is weighing about 97 Ibs. He has a weakness for the past six months. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The reason for such weakness and weight loss can be due to long standing infection in the body such as respiratory tract infection or hepatitis. How old is your dad and what is his body weight? How many kg he has lost and in how many months? Since when he has weakne...  Read Full »

I got a small cut on my left thumb from a machine containing hepatitis and HIV samples. Will I acquire blood-borne pathogens?

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 »

Can infection be contracted from unsterilized makeup brushes?

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 began to eat more to make my body look normal post jaundice. Is it safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a jaundice (hepatitis A) patient. My earlier SGOT and SGPT was 81 and 117 now it became 117 and 395 respectively and bilirubin total is 1.19. When the bilirubin count decreased, I started to eat food more to make my body look normal. Will it be dangerous?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns, but you should not worry. Hepatitis A is self-limiting in the great majority of patients. Hepatitis A is diagnosed clinically and laboratory (HAV IgM and G) is required for the diagnosis. If you have them, please send a copy of the results...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my elevated liver enzymes and gamma GT?

Query: Hi doctor, My bloodwork has concerned me. I have elevated liver enzymes and high gamma GT. I also have seronegative RA, some joint pain and recently some nausea. I am currently on Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Turmeric fish oil.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well you are right these test reports nonetheless are a concern to you as well to me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let us just sort out things one by one. First of all your weight is slightly overweight. Your current body mass index (BMI) which ...  Read Full »

I got body lice two weeks after having oral sex. Could it be an STI?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a deep mouth kiss with a guy eight weeks before and then had oral sex with another guy, six weeks before. He also laid on my back and patted his tool but did not insert it into my anus. But his semen was dropped over my skin and outside the anus. I remember that I wiped it with t...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection has a window period of one to three months during which the test results can be false negative. According to WHO (world health organization), all results are considered conclusiv...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with a community sexual worker and got negative STD test results. Should I test after six months?

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), a...  Read Full »

What are the causes of red urine?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I got chicken pox. Later, I started taking lots of oil items. As a consequence, I got jaundice. Exactly a year ago, I took a few tests and everything was under control except direct bilirubin level 0.4. Seven months later, whenever I urinated in the morning the color of my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your frustration with non-diagnosis state. Let me first clarify a few myths. Consuming oil does not cause jaundice. You must have developed jaundice due to viral hepatitis. It is unlikely that the current episode is because of the hepatitis. Also, I do ...  Read Full »

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