Diagnosis and Treatment for Hepatitis (Hepatitis A, B and C)
Hepatitis is a condition which causes inflammation of the liver and has a number of possible causes. You may develop hepatitis from drinking alcohol, a viral infection and autoimmune hepatitis. Other causes include a secondary result of medications, drug abuse and exposure to toxins in your environment. Understanding the cause of hepatitis is important, as hepatitis B (HBV) is transmitted through sex.
If you are diagnosed with hepatitis B, you should refrain from having unprotected sex, as both hepatitis B and C are transmittable through bodily fluids such as saliva, semen and vaginal fluids. It is highly unlikely that hepatitis B or C will spread through kissing or using an infected person’s utensils, however. In any case, you should seek treatment immediately if you are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with hepatitis.
Symptoms of Hepatitis
There are common symptoms of hepatitis you can look for if you believe you have become infected or contracted the condition through alcohol or drug abuse. Abdominal pain is one of the most common symptoms of gastroenterological conditions. If you are experiencing abdominal pain, you can consult with a gastroenterologist to determine the cause.
Signs that alone or combined may indicate hepatitis include dark colored urine, a fever, pain in the joints, lack of appetite, jaundice, nausea and vomiting. Gastroenterologists are specialists in diagnosing conditions of the digestive tract, including the liver. Dr. David Yamini provides access to two offices in California where patients may receive a consultation for a diagnosis of hepatitis.
You can contact us today to arrange an appointment in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica. Dr. Yamini and his team are eager to serve patients in California who are suffering from the pain and discomfort associated with hepatitis A, B or C.