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July 18, 2019 / By Helaine Question:
I had hepatitis many years ago. It was about 37 years ago. The problem is I don't remember if it was A B or C.. I caught it from my sister. My sister caught it from our brother. My brother was sick and came over to my sister's house and threw up in her toilet and that's how we think my sister caught it. In the mean time my sister came to visit me not knowing anything was wrong with her except she was pregnant. So when she started feeling ill we figured it was from her pregnancy. She visted with me for about a week. Than we heard our brother had hepatitis. My sister's doctor checked her and she was diagnosed also. I went to get a shot which they said might prevent it. Well it didn't and I got sick with it. Doctor put me on predisone and I just had to be isolated and wait for it to clear. It went away after quite a while . Maybe a few months. My son who was about 7 had a mild case of it and doctor said this is less severe in children than adults.While I had it I threw up had dark urine loss of appetite yellowing of skin and eyes. the doctor has since died. I wanted to know which one it was because my son now has developed a mild liver problem. Readings are off a little bit and doc says he has a fatty liver. They keep asking him if he drinks. Never has not even socially. anyways can any of these hepatitis groups come back after many years and would the doctor that he is going to now know if his liver readings being a little off can be caused by this. This happened so long ago I forgot and his case as a child was very mild they said. Never told us this might come back. Tomorrow he is going to tell doc about this but in the mean time we are wondering. He is not throwing up yellow or anything like that.
anony you misunderstood my question, My son has already been to doctor had blood work. We just forgot to tell doc he had mild hepatitis as a child and also he is going to call and see doc tommorrow and tell him he had it as a child.
Drew | 4 days ago
Hepatitis is inflammation that has developed inside the liver
because of liver cell damage. (there are over 40+ causes)
Hepatitis with a letter after it (like Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and
Hepatitis C) is a virus that has entered the patients body and
is using the liver cells to replicate itself. (it is just "one" cause
of liver cell damage)
Some of the other causes are:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, hereditary conditions, metabolic
disorders, fatty liver disease, mushroom poisoning,
viral or parasite infections, cardiac/vascular problems
cyst/growths/tumor/cancer, and many others.
When the liver cells become damaged, the immune system of
the patients body will respond to this and cause inflammation
to develop inside the liver. This can cause the liver to enlarge
in size (can be seen on an ultrasound or ct scan)
The doctors "May" do specific blood testing:
1) the liver cells makes enzymes. The liver enzyme testing
will show if the liver cells have become damaged.
2) the liver functions tests will show how well the cells of
the liver are able to do the necessary functions, that the liver
does as a whole, to keep the body well
3) the liver viral blood tests to see if a patient has developed
a virus that is attacking the liver cells (hep A,B,C,ETC)
4) the liver blood cancer test known as alpha feto protein.
Any person can be tested to see if they have a hepatitis
virus and if they do, what kind it may be.
You said it went away: this could of been the Mononucleosis
virus or the Hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis B and C are very
strong virus that isn't that easy to remedy. I believe it would
be best to be tested again.
You also mentioned fatty liver.
There is about 5% fat inside the liver of someone who is healthy.
However, as fat continues to build up inside the liver, it puts
pressure there (the liver is surrounded by a tight membrane
capsule) and this can damage the liver cells. As I mentioned
above, this lead to inflammation developing in the liver.
If it does develop, then it is known as Steatohepatitis.
Fatty liver disease has different causes: alcohol consumption,
certain kinds of medications (like steriods), certain chemical
exposures, weight gain (obesity), fast weight loss,
malnourishment, diabetes, insulin resistance,
high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, metabolic disorders.
People can develop it if they already have Hepatitic C,
liver disease, or it is even known to develop in ladies in
the third trimester of pregnancy.
Fatty liver disease is being extensively researched, so more
causes are starting to appear.
Your son should follow any instructions the doctor may give him
in how to reverse this. If he does, the liver cells will start to heal.
Considering his family has a history of Having a hepatitis virus;
the doctor may do this testing to be sure he hasn't contacted it.
He may do these tests more than once with some time between
to be absolutely sure...as just getting the virus, it takes time to
build up enough in the liver to be seen in the blood.
Here are some links about Fatty liver disease:
Medicine Net: http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/a...
Liver Foundation: http://www.liverfoundation.org/downloads/alf_download_20.pdf
Some terms you may want to know:
NASH is non alcoholic reasons for developing Steatohepatitis
NAFLD is non alcoholic reasons for fatty liver disease
Cirrhosis is death of the liver cells and scar tissue formation
inside the liver...a progressive disease.
Best wishes to you and your son.
Originally Answered: Can a grandfather with hepatitis c transfer the virus to his daughters unborn child since both live in same ho
Does the bab have a congenital blocked bile duct. That would cause it.
problem begins with inflammation in the smallest ducts in the liver. In time, the inflammation spreads to and destroys nearby liver cells. As these cells are destroyed, they're replaced by scar tissue (fibrosis) and over a period of years, the combination of ongoing inflammation, scarring and toxicity from trapped bile can lead to cirrhosis — the irreversible scarring of liver tissue that makes it impossible for the liver to carry out essential functions.
An immune system disorder?
Most evidence suggests that primary biliary cirrhosis is an immune system disorder. The initial inflammation begins when T lymphocytes (T cells) — white blood cells that normally recognize and help defend the body against bacteria and fungi — invade and destroy the epithelial cells lining the small bile ducts. The T cells also produce chemicals that stimulate the epithelial cells to secrete proteins that attract more T cells, thereby creating an ongoing cycle of damage.
This is a classic autoimmune scenario — a case in which the body's immune system turns against its own cells. But not everything about primary biliary cirrhosis is classic. For one thing, no cases of the disease have ever been diagnosed in children, even though autoimmune disorders usually begin in childhood. For another, unlike most autoimmune diseases, primary biliary cirrhosis doesn't usually respond to drugs that suppress the immune system. For these and other reasons, researchers suspect that other factors play a part in the disease, such as:
Genetics. Primary biliary cirrhosis isn't transmitted from parent to child and so isn't considered a hereditary disease. Yet because it seems to run in families, researchers suspect that some people may inherit certain immune system defects that make them more susceptible to the disorder. Other immune system genes may play a role in disease progression.
Infection. For decades, researchers have suspected that primary biliary cirrhosis might result from a bacterial, fungal or parasitic infection. That would explain the massing of T cells in the small bile ducts and why the disease has some anomalies that distinguish it from other autoimmune disorders. But no commonplace infections have been linked to primary biliary cirrhosis, and scientists are now focusing their attention on retroviruses, the same type of virus that causes HIV/AIDS.
To be sure, go to your Doctor so you can make sure. However, Hepatitis A is usually spread through cross-contamination of some sort (not washing hands after using the bathroom.) Hepatitis B and C are spread by blood... Hepatitis B can also be found in menstrual blood and semen, whereas C is spread by blood only, sharing needles etc.. So, if someone contracted Hep A from throwing up into a toilet I would make a guess as to A... But seriously, go to the doctor.... Hepatitis is serious.
This is caused by eating infected food or water. The food or water is infected with a virus called HAV (hepatitis A virus). Anal-oral contact during sex can also be a cause.
This is an STD (sexually transmitted disease). It is caused by the virus HBV (hepatitis B virus) and is spread by contact with infected blood, semen, and some other body fluids
Hepatitis C is usually spread through direct contact with the blood of a person who has the disease. It is caused by the virus HCV (hepatitis C Virus).
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I suggest you start with testing for B and C. HAV is transmitted orally through feces contamination and through sex. HBV by exposure to infected blood (not by vomit), childbirth and by sex. HCV by exposure to infected blood but rarely during childbirth but it's not associated with sex. It's most likely HBV. HBV can be either acute or chronic.