There are many symptoms that can also indicate another gastrointestinal problem. These include nausea, weight loss, feeling full after small meals, fever, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, no appetite. If we suspect a liver problem, we will conduct liver function tests to rule out any condition or disease.
Hepatitis A is transmitted through contaminated food and water. Hepatitis B is transferred through sexual contact or contact with blood of another infected person. Hepatitis C is spread through contact with infected blood, such as by sharing needles in IV drug use. You cannot “catch” hepatitis like you catch the flu.
It depends on what particular blood tests you have done. Your doctor will discuss timing with you when you come in for your appointment. We are able to get your results as quickly as possible because of our on-site phlebotomy (blood drawing), and pathology laboratory.