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Had twinrix vac 6yrs. Ago. Tested recently for hep a&b. Both were pos. (immune). Why did hep b say IgG and hep a didn't? I am immune to both correct?

Had twinrix vac 6yrs. Ago. Tested recently for hep a&b. Both were pos. (immune). Why did hep b say IgG and hep a didn't? I am immune to both correct?

Yes: That's usually the way the tests are named. The hepa test for immunity is a test for total hepa antibody (meaning igg and igm combined). So, if a person is not suffering from hepatitis an at the moment, then there wouldn't be any hepa igm, but only hepa igg (which would mean the person is immune if she has an adequate level of the igg). The test may be labeled "hepa immunity" or "hepa total". ...Read more

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Hepatitis B (Definition)

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What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

Prior infection: Indicates that you very likely had hepatitis b at one point in the past. Doe not tell you about current infection or activity of the disease. These require further testing. ...Read more

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Is this a lab error for Hepatitis B?: HBsAg(-), HBsAe(+), AntiHBc(+), AntiHBc IgM(-), AntiHBc IgG(-), AntiHBs(-). Repeated 3 more times with all (-)

Is this a lab error for Hepatitis B?: HBsAg(-), HBsAe(+), AntiHBc(+), AntiHBc IgM(-), AntiHBc IgG(-), AntiHBs(-). Repeated 3 more times with all (-)

False positive tests: With negative results on three more tests, almost certainly the positive results were false. This isn't necessarily a lab error, just a glitch in the biology of the test. That is, there probably is nothing the lab could have done to either cause or prevent it. In any case, you don't have hepatitis B. If potentially at risk, e.g. sexually active and not monogamous, get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Hello doctor I have done my full body check up recently. My hav IgG test shows reactive 11.02. And hbsab hepatitis b is also reactive 41.01. Any worry?

Hello doctor I have done my full body check up recently. My hav IgG test shows reactive 11.02. And hbsab hepatitis b is also reactive 41.01. Any worry?

No worry.: The positive hepatitis an antibody (igg) and positive hepatitis b surface antibody means that you have either had hepatitis a and b and became immune or you received the vaccinations for the viruses and are now immune. ...Read more

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HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+, IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.

HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+, IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.

Hepatitis: You do not have HepB, but do have HepC and need further evaluation to determine whether therapy is necessary. Yes, you should receive HepB vaccine, particularly since this history suggests behavioral risk factors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How is hep b transmitted?

How is hep b transmitted?

Just like HIV: In very much the same way as hiv: through unprotected sex, especially intercourse, and through blood exposure (e.g. Shared needles and syringes). ...Read more

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What are the food for hep b pt.

What are the food for hep b pt.

Eat healthy: Food choice matters little in the care of the hepatitis b patient, who is probably taking medication to keep the level of virus at bay. Should the disease progress and the liver fail, which in a compliant patient is unlikely today, restricting protein may help some. Otherwise, a healthy diet with relatively little grease and sugar (people overeat these), plus aerobic exercise, is your best idea. ...Read more

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Wat is the medication for hep b?

Wat is the medication for hep b?

Depends: There are several treatments for hepatitis b, but choosing one depends on the length of your exposure. For immediate treatment after infection: vaccination + globulins are given. For chronic stable: adefovir, pegylate interferon or/and entecavir. For chronic: there are several combinations of drugs acting on two of the virus's receptors. Please seek treatment from your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why is my hep b surface ab so high?

You are immune!: To HBV anyway! The presence of a surface antibody to hepatitis b implies immunity. ...Read more

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In what ways are hep. B and c transmitted?

In what ways are hep. B and c transmitted?

Blood: Hepatitis b and c are both blood borne illnesses. They are transmitted from mother to child during birth. Sharing needles is the riskiest behavior for acquiring these infections. ...Read more

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What does immuned to hep b mean?

What does immuned to hep b mean?

Protected from hep b: If you are immune or immunized to hepatitis b it means that your body is protected from infection from hepatitis b. Immunity can occur either following a hepatitis b infection that your body controls or after receiving the 3 shot Hepatitis B Vaccine series. ...Read more

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What is the remedy of hep b sickness?

Acute or chronic: Acute hepatitis b is not treated. You just wait for it to resolve on its own. If it does not resolve on its own and becomes chronic, there are medications that can keep it suppressed and prevent complications such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Should I take the three shot hep. B immun. For school?

Hard to say: You say "for school" which does not provide much information. Hep B is a hardy virus that has been known to cause disease by accidental needle stick in a person cleaning out a long abandoned drug house. Anyone with possible exposure to blood in any form during their personal or professional life can benefit. Some schools or health care facilities require it for students/workers. ...Read more

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How long does numbness last after getting a hep b shot?

How long does numbness last after getting a hep b shot?

1-2 days: Most of the time, it should not cause any symptoms. Rarely it can cause discomfort for couple days. ...Read more

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Is white linings inside the cheeks symptoms of Hep B and C?

Is white linings inside the cheeks symptoms of Hep B and C?

Hep B and C: White linings inside the cheeks are not symptoms of Hep B and C.
These viruses usually affect your liver, which is not inside your cheeks but inside your abdomen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hep b even after having been vaccinated?

It's possible: No vaccine is 100% effective. The way to tell whether it works is to check a hbsab (surface antibody). If it's positive, you should be protected. ...Read more

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What's the difference between "hep b ab" and "hep b surface ab"?

What's the difference between "hep b ab" and "hep b surface ab"?

One is more specific: Ab implies antibodies, and hep b means antibodies to hepatitis b, which is a virus. There are several components to a virus, suffice it to say that you can have antibodies tested to the viral core or the viral surface of hepatitis b. The latter is often done to show immunity to the virus, so a positive hep b surface antibody means you are immune to the virus. ...Read more

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I shouldn't expect anything reaction from hep b or hep a shot, right?

Hep A and B vaccines: Hepatitis a and b vaccines are safe and usually do not give adverse reactions other than local redness/tenderness and a feeling of malaise lasting no more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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Even though I have had all 3 hepatitis shots how did I wind up with hep b?

Even though I have had all 3 hepatitis shots how did I wind up with hep b?

It is possible: Having 3 doses is the norm, but confirming "immunity" is important. Getting a hep b surface antibody (hepbsab) lets the doctor know you have acquired the antibodies to fight off the virus. Some people need several booster shots before they have a positive immune response. ...Read more

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How much blood would it take to contract hep b? Like one drop if it mixes?

How much blood would it take to contract hep b? Like one drop if it mixes?

Hepatitis B: Transmission via needlestick or exposure to body fluids (blood or semen) can occur with small volumes of exposure. If you have been exposed, you should be tested for immunity and if not immune followed for seroconversion. If possible, the person from whom the exposure occurred should be tested. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Just got my hep b titer back and it read >1000 positive. What does that mean?

Immune: If you have high antibody titer for hep B it means you have good immunity and defense to this disease. ...Read more

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Do not have hep b but my husband does, that the baby can still be born with it?

Not unless you do: The disease must pass through you if baby is to receive it. If you acquire it during pregnancy you can pass it, but if you stay negative you will not. ...Read more

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My test results says the HEP B CORE AB, EIA is Reactive, I need explaination?

My test results says the HEP B CORE AB, EIA is Reactive, I need explaination?

Hep B testing: My research suggests that although Hep Bcore Ab can be seen in acute or latent cases of hepatitis B, it is more often a case of changes in your immune response that can be "corrected" with a booster vaccine (assuming you have had the initial vaccine series as an infant). If you were not vaccinated, then please consult with a hepatologist to resolve this question further. It isn't likely serious ...Read more

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I have had my hep b vacination and so does my boyfriend, can we still get hep b anyway?

I have had my hep b vacination and so does my boyfriend, can we still get hep b anyway?

If it worked: If the vaccine works, you won't be able to get infected. But sometimes it doesn't work and it has to be repeated. The way to find out is with a blood test: the hepatitis b surface anybody. If it's positive, you're protected. ...Read more

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I took hep a (2 doses in 2013) and hep b today because it was 29. How long will they serve?

I took hep a (2 doses in 2013) and hep b today because it was 29. How long will they serve?

Hepatitis vaccines: Each should last about 20+ years, but you can be checked to see what your antibody levels are before being revaccinated. ...Read more

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Is it ok to accept that my family is doomed with hep b & diabetes and do nothing about them?

Is it ok to accept that my family is doomed with hep b & diabetes and do nothing about them?

Of course not !: Both hepatitis b & diabetes can be treated, & relatively easily. More importantly, before either condition presents, both conditions can be prevented--your obstetrician can keep an unborn baby from contracting hepatitis b from its mother; weight management & appropriate diet can forestall diabetes. Even early-presentation diabetics can prevent the longterm health consequences. Get medical care! ...Read more