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!