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Should I get blood work? Today my boyfriend got told he has hepatitis b. I have a doctor's appointment for myself in 2 months. Should I get we before.
Yes, if possible: It seems silly to feel anxious about this for two months. Do it and feel either relieved or take appropriate action. Also, — do whatever is recommended to prevent future risk. I'm glad he was caring enough to tell you even if it was a bit late — good luck to both of you. ...Read more
Blood tested and I am not immune to Hepatitis B. Does that also mean that I don't have Hepatitis B or is that a different test?
How small is the so called "small" risk of acquiring something bad from hepatitis b immune globulin (hbig) used as HBV pep (blood-derived product)?
Very very small: Modern treatment of Immune Globulin products has pretty much eliminated fear for hepatitis or hiv. However one is always concerned over prion which is a particle not degraded by alcohol or heat and can cause a severe neurologic condition. However, I have not heard of a single case of this condition induced by immune globulin. Thus, there is a risk which is as remote as being struck by lightning. ...Read more
I recently had blood work done and was told my hepatitis B surface antibody is low. Is a "booster" recommended, or am I still protected?
Booster: If you are below the threshold for immunity then an additional dose may help. ...Read more
What will happen if you get hepatitis b vaccine after having a blood transfusing from back sugery years ago?
Nothing specific: If you were exposed to hepatitis through the transfusion, the vaccine would not treat it or hurt you. The vaccine is just a method of teaching your body to develop antibodies to hep b to protect you from future exposures. ...Read more
Risk of hiv-hcv-hbv transmission by stripper scratching my back with nails (little blood came out)? Concern for her scratching other men-"dirty" nails
HIV HCV HBV: The risk is low but it is not zero. This would be considered risky behavior and is not recommended. ...Read more
I was immunized for HBV as a chile, but recent blood test shows hep b; wil lanother vaccine shot work within a specific time frame?
My mom has all symptoms of addisons except salt cravings. Blood work came back negative for that and hashimoto. Any ideas? Could it be auto Immune?
Symptoms in medicine: Hi. Here's a very well time tested and proven philosophy of medicine: there is no symptom specific to any single disease, and no disease specific to any single symptom. So when you say someone has symptoms of an incredibly rare disease (e.g., Addison's) bear in mind those same symptoms can be seen WITHOUT that disease, with some other disease, or with no identifiable disease. Good luck to your Mom ...Read more
Yes: About 95% of otherwise healthy adults who are exposed to hepatitis b will control the infection with their own immune systems. The hepatitis b (hbv) is hiding in their liver cells, but usually stays dormant. These people will not have problems with hbv unless their immune system is severely compromised (like with cancer chemotherapy). ...Read more
Hepatitis B: Many people these days have been vaccinated against Hepatitis B, and such immune status appears as positive Hep B surface antibodies on their blood test. If your test was negative for surface antibody, then you are considered not immune to Hepatitis B. If you have never been vaccinated against Hep B, ask your doctor about getting the vaccine. ...Read more
Complicated : Hep b serologies must be interpreted with caution Some doctors can misinterpret. An immune individual that received a vaccine has (HBV sAb+, HBV sAg-, HBV core IgG Ab-). Resolved infection (HBV sAb+ or Ab-, ag-, core IgG+). Active infections / chronic infections are always surface antigen positive. If you need help consult me on my prime account ...Read more
My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with hepatitis b, but my results are negative, could i be immune?
Most likely, no: Are you immune because you were vaccinated or you have evidence of previous exposure but your cleared the infection? If you were infected before you are fine. If you were vaccinated, there is a theorethical chance your antibody protection will decrease and you could get infected. In this case you would need boosting of the hepatitis b vaccine. Get a hepatitis b surface antibody checked. ...Read more
Uncomfortable: Not sure what you mean or whether it is related in any way to your liver. Discuss with your doctor. If you have UC there are numerous potential complications. ...Read more
I hve fibroscan value-5.45,(1.28M/sec).my doc. Told me im in an immune tolerant phase of hbv.what does this mean?is this good for future.?
Yes, good.: Your fibroscan is in the mild to no fibrosis range. Immune tolerant phase is usually only in newborns where the virus in present, but non-pathogenic, with normal liver enzymes and no to minimal pathology on liver biopsy. Sometimes it persists into adulthood, like in your case. Most progress to immune-active with liver inflammation during childhood. ...Read more
"Hepatitis b patients usually recover completely and are immune" — Does this mean the virus is no longer in the body? Pls explain "recover completely"
No guarantees: You can recover and still have the virus in your system. If so, exacerbations of HBV can occur. Tests are available to determine if the virus, its antigens and its antibodies are present. Most people, after recovery, will remain asymptomatic. But, a few will develop late complications, like chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver tumors. You need follow-up by your physician or a liver special ...Read more
Early 1970s: Hbv was diagnosed in the later 1960s. By 1971, testing was being done using the surface antige (hbsag). The core antibody was added in 1986 and by 2009, nucleic acid testing was used. The risk of hbv through blood transfusion is now between 1 in 200, 000 and 1 in 500, 000 units of blood. ...Read more
Theoretically: It should. But as always it is wise to take measures to minimize risk for blood borne diseases regardless of vaccination status. ...Read more