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Dr. Norman Chideckel
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24 Hour Urine Creatine (Definition)

A 24-hour urine collection is a simple diagnostic procedure that measures the components of urine. The test is noninvasive (the skin is not pierced), and is used to assess kidney (renal) function. Specifically the amount of creatinine excreted is measured to get an estimate of the ...Read more


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Can I get Hepatitis B or C from unprotected sex?

Can I get Hepatitis B or C from unprotected sex?

Hep B yes, C maybe: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is often an STD, but at age 20, your childhood vaccines should have included the hepatitis B vaccine; if so, you are immune. Hep C is controversial. The only proved sexual transmission is between men have rectal sex with other men. Although sometimes called an STD in heterosexuals, and contrary to common beliefs, HCV is no more common in sex partners of infected persons. ...Read more

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How do you get hepatitis b, it only by sexual contact or can there be other ways?

How do you get hepatitis b, it only by sexual contact or can there be other ways?

Two ways: Hepatitis b is spread via sexual contact or via exposure to contaminated blood (such as IV drug use with shared needles, tattoos done in a non-sterile fashion). ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis b and c from public bathrooms?

No: If you are having unprotected sex or using injection drugs with shared equipment in public bathrooms (or anywhere else) you will be at risk for getting hepatitis b or c. Just using public facilities will not transmit either virus. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis b or hiv from feces ?

Can you get hepatitis b or hiv from feces ?

No: Established modes of transmission include : sexual contact; needle stick with contaminated blood; mucous membrane exposure to contaminated blood or other body fluids (semen, cervicovaginal secretion, and human milk); maternal-fetal transmission in utero and through breastfeeding; and transfusion of contaminated blood. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when you get hepatitis b (all 3 series) vaccine but titer still shows no immunity?

Please explain what does it mean when you get hepatitis b (all 3 series) vaccine but titer still shows no immunity?

Not immune: Some people don't get immune after getting the vaccine. You may need to get repeat vaccination, but some people just don't build the antibodies for protection. ...Read more

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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

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How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

See doc or donate BL: Virtually any doc can run the tests on you. Also, if you go to donate blood, you will be checked. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get hepatitis b test results?

Depends: It depends on the type of test. Antibody tests can be completed the same day. Nucleic acid tests may take longer, depending on the frequency with which the lab does the test. Call you doctor if it has been a couple of days since the blood was taken for testing. ...Read more

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Of all the health problems, why would I get hepatitis b?

Of all the health problems, why would I get hepatitis b?

Depends: You can get hepatitis b through sexually, blood to blood contact and during birth . In us and other developed countries, because of universal vaccination and screening, hepatitis b during birth and through blood product is exceedingly rare. If you are not immune, and get exposed to this virus, there is 5 to 10% chance of chronic liver disease from this virus. ...Read more

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My fiancee is a hepatitis b carrier, am I going to get it too?

Probably not,vaccine: Hep b can be sexually transmitted, although more commonly it is through contaminated blood products or at birth in regions of endemic disease (far east, middle east, africa). One can get protection with a hep b vaccination (3 doses over 6 months) which appears to give lifelong immunity. If you are not immune to hep b (can check with blood test), get vaccinated; use condoms. ...Read more

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Should you go get tested if your husband is a carrier of hepatitis b?

Should you go get tested if your husband is a carrier of hepatitis b?

Hep B: Yes - if he is carrying the virus particles and if you come in contact with any of his blood - you should be tested. ...Read more

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What is the hepatitis b surface ab; my dropped and I had to get more shots?

What is the hepatitis b surface ab; my dropped and I had to get more shots?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is produced in response to injection of hep b vaccine which contains surface antigen. Surface antibody is protective against hep b infection. If levels of surface antibody drop too low you are no longer protected against hep b and must be re-immunized. ...Read more

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Who should get a hepatitis B shot?

Who should get a hepatitis B shot?

Depends: If you have never had the disease and want to avoid it get the vaccine.If you have had it, the vaccine would be of no benefit. If you have a low risk lifestyle and don't care if you get it, don't. Unfortunately, this is one disease that can be passed sexually, along with other insidious ways, and could result in severe illness or death. ...Read more

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Can i get hepatitis b even if I am vaccinated?

Can i get hepatitis b even if I am vaccinated?

Yes: Nothing is 100%. Hepatitis b is a bad disease and we hope if you do get it after the vaccine that it will be a much milder case. I have not had a patient with hepatitis b who has had the vaccine, nor have any patients that I have given the vaccine caught hepatitis b, that i know of. I have practiced in the same community for 41 years. ...Read more

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Dr. John Berryman
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Eosinophil Count (Definition)

There are several different types of white blood cells. Eosinophils are the type that are often associated with allergies or allergic responses. The count is simply the percentage (or number per 100) of eosinophils seen ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by many things, such as alcohol overuse, excess sugar consumption, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, certain medications, ...Read more