I have had symptoms of hepatitis since September I have lived the past 6 months a distraught mess crying everyday?

I have had symptoms of hepatitis since September . Before I was always constipated and now I use the bathroom 2-3 times a day and although it’s been light colored a few times it’s usually just a weird color like orangey or really dark . I have had dark urine a couple of times . My hands and feet are always very red I have pain where the liver is . I have a horizontal line on my thumb nail and putting on almost all nails . I have not been jaundice. I have been tested for hep b 6 weeks after exposure and was neg and have been tested for hep c up until dec 5 and was neg . The exposure was sexual. My 3 year old and 5 year old are having all the symptoms I have as well and just got the 5. Yr olds blood work done 3 months after I noticed symptoms and is neg on hep panel . Although the doc should be calling me with final report . I have lived the past 6 months a distraught mess crying everyday because I am in fear that my kids have this disease. I can’t let the thoughts go bc all the symptoms are there but the tests keep being negative . Please help me understand or give me some advice on what I need to do .



Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

In my opinion it is not hepatitis , symptoms are more related to gastrointestinal problem..
Common causes could be celiac disease,IBS or both ,I recommend abdominal USG first.
When it is in your children too I think it could be caused by something related to your home food and diet life style.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
If you tested negative to hepatitis then you should explore other possibility like G6PD deficiency or Thalassemia intermedia
In my opinion it is G6PD deficiency , are your kids boys? If a mother have G6PD deficiency she can pass it to her boys
Yes you can have it from birth and not show up until recent medication or infection.
Good luck

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

Those are signs of obstructive jaundice
Do alkaline phosphatase test , s.albumin , Ast, Alt….

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