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what are symptoms for hep b?

Do night sweats.  Rash and loss of appetite and glassy eyes and dark pee sound like hep b?
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there are no synthoms for hbv, hcv, cirrhosis, liver cancer, when there are synthoms in those situations one is close to death

there are specific synthoms on very few persons on acute hbv which clears in 95% of adults without liver damage, these synthoms are very general and not specific to hbv, fatigue, dark urine, yellow skin, itching, these are synthoms of low liver function and can be synthoms of many other illnesses related to liver not of hbv

the only way to know is a blood test for all hbv markers, check here:
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/HepB-Introduction--Welcome-Page/show/34?cid=153

once the virus enters the body there is no real eradication but only immune control of it like for all viruses of hbv family (herpes for example), after decades few clear it complitely so if immune system is damaged by drugs (chemiotherapy etc) hbv infection developes again and very severe and often deadly.
there is no drug to eradicate hbv, they can only control replication, so it is smart to get vaccine at birth

it is very infectious and can be very easy to get especially in countries without vaccination at birth or soth america/asia
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much more than 50% population infected with hcv and hbv in US is not aware to have infection since it has no synthoms
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If you just got hep b a few weeks ago would symptoms show in the acute phase?
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it doesn t make sense there are no specific synthoms and even if it was an hepatitis virus there are as many as the alphabet
just get a blood test for hav, hbv and hcv the most common hepatitis viruses

the window period for hbv is over 6 months and if hbsag gets back negative you make vaccine end of story, also check if you had it at birth western countries got vaccination at birth nowadays
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