Hi, I recently read on the national health service (NHS) website that the younger you are at time of infection the less likely you are to rid Hep B. Is this correct? I can find no more information regarding this. I just turned 17 years old at time of exposure
I am still unable to test at this present time but continue to have
pain under right rib
Does Hepatitis B present itself with these symptoms?
Also is there a test that can be done by using other bodily fluids e.g saliva or urine?
Thank you for your comment but my exposure was when I was 17 and I am now 19, I had an exposure through unprotected sex and 4 months later I had flu symptoms and joint pain with nausea and appitite loss. Now I have dark urine and yellow eyes/ skin also.
those synthoms match with liver damage and many other illnesses, hbv has those synthoms only rarely on acute, never on cronic.the yellow is bilirubin and it gets abnormal only on acute liver damage or very very advanced cronic damage.acute makes no liver damage once you recover from illness in about 6 months
all tests are in the link but you have to check liver functions blood tests, if you have one available fibroscan to see liver damage if you find abnormal liver functions, all viruses that can make liver damage (hav, hbv, hcv, hgv,hev), unfortunately there are liver viruses for all alphabet but only those i have written are common
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