Medically reviewed by: Dr. Robert Segal, M.D.
Today, we’re taking the time to discuss one of the most widespread and under-diagnosed conditions worldwide: Hepatitis. All three types of Hepatitis (A, B, and C) have distinct differences in how they are contracted but share similar symptoms – the only way to know for sure is to get tested! If you’ve never been tested or are experiencing any of the symptoms below, schedule a test ASAP!
Hepatitis (in all of its forms) is more prevalent than most people realize. One-third of Americans have had Hepatitis A at some point in their lives. Both Hepatitis B and C have a tendency to go undetected, as roughly 30% of people with type B never show any signs or symptoms. Type C takes this a step further – up to 80% of those living with the condition will not be diagnosed.
Everyone should be tested at some point for Hepatitis, but you should schedule a test immediately if you notice any of the symptoms below:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
- Dark urine and/or pale colored stool
- Yellow discoloration of the skin (Jaundice)
Scheduling a Hepatitis panel is just as easy as it is important! With LabFinder, all you have to do is log in to your free account and enter your location – then pick the time that suits you best. No phone tag, no waiting all afternoon at a doctor’s office, and definitely no surprise bills afterward. Create an account and get your Hepatitis Panel on the books!
LabFinder is a no-cost, online platform for people to easily schedule their medical tests and view results securely. The LabFinder team is passionate about improving the ‘patient and doctor experience’ through better communication, reduce out-of-pocket expenses and making everyone know more about their own medical tests. The mission of LabFinder is simple: we want to be solution to you and get you the test results you deserve so you can make right choices about your health.
Written by: LabFinder Team / Approved by: Dr. Robert Segal, M.D.