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Chlamydophila Psittaci Ab Iggam
After exposure 1, 5 yrs, tested neg HCV ab, but herpes and chlamidophila pneumoniae pos..Could these two infections delay my HCV antibodies to show up?
I've read about chlamidophila pneumoniae and its way making immune system busy, i tested positive due to an old infection, could that delay anti HCV ?
No test is perfect: H.pylori is a organism that promotes ulcers. Your negative serum test implies an absence of protective antibodies, presumably due to lack of exposure or infection. Of course, a "false negative" result occurs with all testing. There are many ways to test for H.pylori so if you have risk factors, exposures, or high suspicion of infection get a confirmatory study. ...Read more
Not directly: Proteinase 3 ab is an antibody used in evaluating patients suspected of having wegener's granulomatosis (wg), a type of inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). Wg is a rare autoimmune vasculitis that can affect the kidneys and the lungs, as well as other organs. Persons with wg may be at increased risk to develop cancer of the bladder, kidney, and skin as well as leukemia or lymphoma. ...Read more
Fat on Stomach: Nope. It is very unlikely that any 'ab machine' will lead to any improvement in your abdominal fat. Fat loss comes with increasing your exercise, decreasing significantly the amount of carbohydrates you consume. One should be on a low calorie, high protein diet and not consume alcohol for the right diet and life style to have less abdominal fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Working your abs is very hard to do in pregnancy after about 25 weeks. I think it is more important to engage in regular exercise, eat well, low glycemic. Don't gain too much weight to quickly but slow steady gain is healthier the exercise restrictions have been lifted for pregnant women. It is what you feel comfortable doing and what you are used to! ...Read more
It's a good thing...: You have one of the more rare blood types. It is in about 3% of the population. But the good news is, AB positive is known as the "Universal Recipient". That means in case of an emergency, you can receive a transfusion from anybody. ...Read more