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Blood Work Came Back No Immunities For Hepatitis
Blood work came back abnormal on liver . retook test to check for hepatitis a b c. No hepatitis. I don't feel sick is abnormal blood work normal?
Liver function: Liver function abnormalities are broad. There are many causes beyond a viral hepatitis. If persistent look at medications as causes, including over the counter vitamins, then alcohol as a cause, then genetic causes depending on your ethnicity. A hepatologist is a specialist in liver disease. ...Read more
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
It depends: Why do you ask? The enzymes can drop to normal at any time. To tell if you had / may still be carrying hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C, check for the antigens / antibodies. These are very reliable. In a young man like yourself, the most common reason for having the enzymes up is a boozy weekend, or being fat / out of shape. If they stay up, get to the bottom of it with your doctor's help. ...Read more
I have hepatitis C and i'm notice one thing on my blood work my ALT levels keep going up and down why is this it will be high one year then normal?
No telling: I am very glad that you're taking a proactive approach to your health and following your values. Truth be told, hepatitis c is a chaotic system, more or less active at any time like the weather. I'm going to assume that you're not taking other meds; even an Ibuprofen tablet or two can raise it. I wish you the best and hope that new work in hepatitis c care will help you. ...Read more
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
Would blood work show that you are positive for hepatitis if you have been vaccinated for it? bc i tested pos for hep B. not sure hw i got it. Only been w/1 partnr she didnt have hep 5 yrs ago. No needles, blood trans, other stuff like that.
I had some blood work done hepatitis C and b. My results are negative except hep b? I already had my immersion shot when i was a kid? How can this be?
Is it possible to have an auto immune disorder without it showing in any of your blood work or test results?
Auto immune: Absolutely. Many of the common auto-immune problems are diagnosed by examination or by your verbal history of the problem. ...Read more
Does allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours (not with d) surpress your immune system? Can i get blood work (cbc w/diff) done while on allegra (fexofenadine) and have it be accurate?
No: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an otc non-sedating antihistamine and as such down regulates the release of histamine from mast cells in the tissue or decreases the effect of histamine that is released. I do not think it would significantly suppress the immune system which is primarily lymphocyte function. You can get blood work. The only thing, you can not do is get skin testing for allergies while on this drug. ...Read more
Alt of 84. Have pain around liver area. Auto immune, hep a b c and all other blood work fine. Us shows excess fat in liver. Worried about pain. ?
May be fatty liver: Fatty liver is very common, and most patients have no symptoms. However, the literature describes some pain associated with this condition. If a search for a cause of the pain is negative, you may have to consider fatty liver as the cause. Sometimes a swollen congested liver can cause pain because of stretching of the capsule. Ask your GI doctor which pain meds to take. ...Read more
I have had 8 viral infections this year that passed quickly. I am concerned i have immune defiency disorder. Blood work in march showed nothing ?!
I wouldn't worry: When I was a young doctor I had many of these from seeing young children. After several years my immunity developed and I was fine. This is also common in parents with young children, especially if they are in day care. By being sick you build up your immunity. When I was in the service, with was also common when moving to a foreign country. After a year, the illnesses seemed to temporize a ...Read more
In autoimmune disease of the CNS how do doctors tell if the immune system is still actively attacking is it just blood work?
What would cause someone to not have sufficient titers to rubella during prenatal blood work but was immunized?Immune deficiency?
Not uncommon: Many do show up as lacking in a "protective level" of antibody on prenatal blood work but had the vaccine in childhood. There is some question whether the protective level is set too high, and the person is immune, but risk may remain.Since the damage of rubella can be so severe, most go ahead and get a booster to be sure. ...Read more
Blood work showed I am only not immune to mumps only but I got the MMR vaccine two years ago. Is this possible? Safe to get it again?
It is safe: For some reason your body did not make any antibodies in response to the first MMR. I would definitely get a second dose and then blood work to see if it "took". ...Read more
Mom has all symptoms of addisons but blood work was negative for that and hashimoto. Any ideas what it could be? Auto Immune???
I don't know: what symptoms you're referring to, but symptoms don't cause disease, it's the other way around. If the testing indicated no abnormality, you need to look for other possible causes. Talk w/her doctor. ...Read more
What can cause sjogren like symptoms? What are possible causes for dry mouth and dry eyes in a patient? Standard rheumatological assessment (blood work) was negative for sjogrens. Can plastic or it's derivatives cause immune system dysfunction? How does
The : The most frequent cause for dry eyes has to do with the enviroment . When mouth or other mucosa are effected the problem might be systemic . The diagnosis is a clinical diagnosis and the test are simple, a schirmer test for the eyes , that is done by the eye doctor with a small adsorbent paper and for the mouth the old question of are you able to swallow and chew a cracker with out water . The lab data might help to increase the suspicion of the presence of the disease ...Read more
Can up get hepatits c from someone who has had it for 20 yrs ..No known passages to other people by this person. This person was marrried and her husband and child never got it but this person is getting becoming very sick from it and her blood work is sh
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
Start learning: If you are a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic, i hope you will get set up with a diabetic educator and dietician in addition to your endocrinologist, because there is so much to learn in order for you to stay healthy. In the long run, it is the patient who manages the type 1 diabetes, so learn as much as you can right away. ...Read more
Nothing: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks have values outside at either end. If you are obviously sick, this high absolute monocyte count might steer your physician toward one of the granulomatous diseases, or they may be activated lymphocytes from a mild viral illness that were miscounted as monocytes. Don't fret over minor lab anomalies. ...Read more
Lymph gland: I am answering both your questions: a lump in the side of the neck is usually due to the body's reaction to some infection in the area that is drained into that lymph gland. The normal blood tests are reassuring. Read this for details: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/sh/86b5d71d-6769-4bbe-a437-325a227e1cbd/879e9644cd99b7de494f7cf1d902a7bc ...Read more
Lab data: Have no idea what low infection count means, and without clinical information lab values have very little meaning most of the time. ...Read more
There are not very: many blood tests that will define harmful or harmless palpitations. Severe electrolyte abnormalities might be a clue but otherwise you need electrocardiographic evaluation to determine the nature and danger associated with your palpitations. ...Read more
Hi there I am 39 years old with first baby my blood work came back positive and the ultrasound that they do during 12 week I am very concern.
I have lost 6LBs in 4 months. all blood work came back great. Is it possible something is causing it other than stress. I have never lost weight befor?
Unintended wt loss: Un intended weight loss is concerning and should be evaluated. Although possibly due to increased activity or eating less, other more serious causes should be considered. Possibilities include thyroid disease, type one diabetes, depression with decreased appetite, and cancer. Please see your doctor for an examination and appropriate tests ...Read more
My blood work came back TYPE & SCREEN (TYPE AND SCREEN ONLY) - Edited Result - FINAL (02/17/2015 12:29 PM EST)
anti D and anti S .. what does it mean?
Not a disease: You have antibodies to some of the blood group antigens and the blood bank will need to make sure not to give you blood, if you need blood transfusion, with D and S antigens. Blood banks do this every day and you should not be concerned. ...Read more
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