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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Good news on labs: If your Hep Be antigen (Ag) is negative, that means you don't have hepatitis B virus there in your body. That's great! The Hep B antibody (Ab) means t ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
HBsAg?: I'm assuming you have a positive hbsag, since the hbeag and hbeab wouldn't be ordered otherwise. If that's the case, you have chronic hepatitis b, tho ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience in Infectious Disease
HCV and HBV: From your test result, it means you don't have have evidence of hepatitis C virus or hepatitis B virus infection at the time when the test was done. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Schwartz
44 years experience in Surgical Oncology
She has hepatitis c: Anti-hcv is a test for antibodies to the hepatitis c virus. A positive test means that a person has been exposed to hepatitis c. In most cases, the vi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Hep B: It means you were exposed to the virus in the past and you don't have an acute infection. Despite that you did not develop the immunity and you can st ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Chronic hepatitis B: This pattern of serology is consistent with chronic hepatitis B infection, which often leads to fatal cirrhosis and/or liver cancer. Consultation with ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Hepatitis B: Because you have Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) present, that means you have hepatitis B in your liver. I wonder if you have any symptoms -such a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hep B testing: You need to have your doctor repeat the testing for confirmation because as it stands right now, you are currently positive for Hepatitis B although i ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Most likely...: ...That you had your hepatitis b shots when you were younger, and they worked, giving you an immunity to hep b without evidence of ever having the hep ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Past hepatitis B: These results indicate that at some time in the past, you had Hepatitis B virus - but it appears now to have gone. You don't have any antigens (Ag) wh ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below.: You have antibodies to Hepatitis A - either by having the disease or having been immunized. You do not have evidence of prior exposure to Hep B and d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Pos or neg HBeAb: If you have chronic hepatitis b, a goal of therapy is to convert from a hepatitis b e antigen (hbeag) to a e antibody (hbeab)', which means your infec ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
It: Means active and infectious hepatitis B. A b hepatologist evaluation is indicated
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Sounds okay: Anti-hbs reactive means you have recovered from hepatitis b or been immunized. Hbsag-nonreactive means you do not have the hepatitis b virus in your b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Hepatitis B: I don't know what symptoms your son has but based on the blood tests, he has active infection of Hepatitis B virus. This virus commonly causes jaundi ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
This is serious : Your personal physician will explain. That is really all that I think I should say.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hep B carrier: These tests suggest the carrier state of hepatitis B infection; that is, the presence of hepatitis B virus in the blood. Your doctor will want to asse ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Negative: It means that is negative, in other words: you were not exposed to the HIV virus, unless you are in the "window period". It would be good to know what ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Needs medical care: A person with Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) reactive means she has the virus and is infectious. Her blood and body fluids are contagious. There ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
It's possible.: When HBsAg and HBsAb are detected simultaneously, the first thing to do is to recheck the labs to be sure it is not in error. If it is confirmed, it i ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Exposure to HBV: Being anti-hbc igg positive can mean that one has had hbv infection in the past (anti-hbs will also be +) or currently infected (hbsag will be +). S ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Hbe Ag: "e" antigen is present in patients positive for HBsAG and is related to hbcag infections.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You carry hep B: I am assuming you feel well and this was a surprise finding. There are millions of people like yourself. You will require lifelong health care for it ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Hepatitis: it means that you do not have hepatitis

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