Is Jaundice in Infant Related to Mothers Hepatitis B Positive ?

Updated on June 03, 2019
V.P. asks from Magnolia, TX
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is jaundice in infant related to mothers hepatitis b positive ?

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answers from Springfield on

I have no idea, but ...

Jaundice is quite common in newborns and very easy to treat. Follow your doctor's instructions, and relax.

This is a question you should be asking your doctor. You should also be asking your doctor if there is anything about your hep b that could effect your child, be it jaundice or anything else.

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answers from Boston on

A lot of newborns have jaundice with no connection to the mother's situation.

Please talk to your doctor, and ask also for a support group for people with hepatitis. There are many psychologists and social workers who run groups where you can talk freely and get great advice and real-world help.

The internet can give you misinformation and scare you to death. Do not use "Dr. Google" for health questions.

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answers from Norfolk on

Why aren't you talking to a pediatrician?

Newborn jaundice

For a newborn jaundice can be pretty common for a few days to about a week.
Bilirubin causes it and it's broken down by the liver which is just coming online after birth.
Sunlight can also help break it down - sometimes newborns are given light treatments under special lamps (they wear tiny goggles to protect their eyes).

A doctor is your best resource for up to date information - get use to using their on call nurse line for any questions you might have.

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answers from Portland on

One of mine had minor jaundice (not severe) and I did not have hepatitis. I was told it's nothing to be alarmed about and was given some drops for the baby.

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answers from Washington DC on

Thanks for your question V. P.

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answers from Boston on

No and really I'd think the doctors at the hospital would have answered this for you if you asked.

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