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Hepatitis B Virus

Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through infected body fluids like blood, vaginal secretions, and semen, and causes hepatitis B. The symptoms include tiredness, yellowish discoloration of skin and sclera, abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, and joint pain.

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I am 44 years old and suffering from erection problem. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-years-male and suffering from erection problem for the past 20 years. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I presume that you have difficulty in having an erection, which is not good enough to penetrate the vagina. I also assume that you have no other comorbidities, other than hepatitis B. With this background, I would like to prescribe tablet Tazzle 20 mg (Tadalafil) thr...  Read Full »

I have choking sensation in my chest for two years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a man in my late 30s, and I have been having a choking sensation as though something is stuck in my chest for the past two years. Although it has not been constant at irregular intervals, it gives me a lot of concerns because I feel quite uncomfortable. I started having that sensat...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I do not think there is a connection between hepatitis B and chest pain except when the hepatitis B virus causes liver cancer to s...  Read Full »

I had a cut on my hand while washing instruments. Can I get HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I was working in a decontamination area in a hospital and I had a small cut on the hand. The water came inside my gloves while washing dirty instruments of operation theatre. Will I get HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus)?  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, HIV can survive only for 8 to 12 seconds in the outside world. The HIV contaminated instruments and waste material from instruments cannot cause HIV infection as there will be more than 30 minutes before contacting you. Second, never work with open wounds. Taking H...  Read Full »

Does a contaminated wax used in parlor spreads HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a parlor for upper lip and chin waxing. I am scared if the wax was contaminated by a person before me and if he or she bled and had an infection like HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The person double dipped, and I do not know that on how many people the wax was used? And w...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are right. You have every reason to think and fear about the procedure. But the fact is, HIV cannot survive in the outside environment and cannot transmitted in this way. But what you have to fear for is HBV (hepatitis B virus) because HBV can live and infect for...  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 »

What is the schedule for the hepatitis B vaccine?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a nursing student studying outside. I have just moved over from my hometown. Because I am doing nursing, the hepatitis B vaccine is required for occupational health. I received my first vaccine in January, followed by my second in February, from my own GP back home. He told me the nex...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The schedule for the Hepatitis B vaccine is 0, 1, 6. For people at high risk, it is 0, 1, 2, and 6. It is usually three doses, including one booster dose, but for individuals at high risk of getting an infection, it is four doses, including the booster dose. Generall...  Read Full »

Will hepatitis B affect testosterone level or libido?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 41 years old, and I am working on different shifts for 15 years. Also, I had hepatitis B noncontagious and having medicine Tenvir. I had no libido for a month or two month and reaching to three months. And when I have a libido, I do not get an erection fast, but when I get it, it...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In chronic liver disease, testosterone level may fall, the ratio with estrogen may alter, and in advanced disease, there may be testicular atrophy, gynecomastia. Recent studies show testosterone level can predict the outcome of end-stage liver disease. The functional...  Read Full »

Kindly let me know about the link between hepatitis B and cccDNA.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently learned about hepatitis B and the presence of cccDNA. Could you explain what cccDNA is in the context of hepatitis B, and how it contributes to the progression of the virus? Additionally, what measures or treatments are available to manage or eliminate cccDNA, and what impac...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide you with the best medical advice. The term cccDNA stands for covalently closed circular DNA. In the context of hepatitis B virus (HBV), cccDNA is a crucial component of the viral life cycle. After HBV infects liver cells, it deposits its gen...  Read Full »

I am 40 years old and seeking information on hepatitis B. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old and seeking information about Hepatitis B and its potential impact on well-being. Kindly answer the questions. What are the symptoms associated with Hepatitis B infection, and how is it transmitted? Is there any lab test to confirm this infection? What is the vaccina...  Read Full »

Dr. Swapnil Saurabh Deka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Hepatitis B is a virus affecting the liver in various ways. The liver is an important organ and an affected liver can hamper the lifestyle. Vaccination is essential to prevent the infection of hepatitis B. Get tested for hepatitis B and...  Read Full »

I have small bumps on my penis shaft. What could they be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a few small bumps or pimples on my penis shaft for the past two weeks. A few bumps are clustered together and two to three around it. They are shiny, round, painless and have a white spot in the center of them. They are not itchy and are skin colored when erect and white when t...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is molluscum contagiosum, which is a viral disease and spread by contact (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Contact can be sexual or nonsexual. But, in your case it is sexual as the molluscum is present in the genital area. It is STD (sexually tra...  Read Full »

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