Medical Gastroenterology

Most Common Diseases

  • Hepatitis A virus may be transmitted several ways, such as:
  • Eating food handled by someone with the virus who doesn't thoroughly wash his or her hands after using the
  • Drinking contaminated water
  • Eating raw shellfish from water polluted with sewage
  • Being in close contact with an infected person — even though that person has no signs or symptoms
  • Having sex with someone who has the virus
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, especially in the area of your liver on your right side beneath your lower ribs
  • Clay-colored bowel movements
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Dark urine
  • Joint pain
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)