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Dr. John Landi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can the hepatitis b or c virus survive outside of the bloodstream?

Can the hepatitis b or c virus survive outside of the bloodstream?

Unfortunately, yes: Both hepatitis b and c can survive for days, and perhaps even over a week, outside the body. This is why ever sharing any paraphernalia, including cookers, for drug use could lead to infection. Getting "stuck" with a needle, or reusing needles for injections like testosterone or vitamins, can also lead to hepatitis b or c injection. Always be careful at tattoo parlors, piercing places, etc. ...Read more

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How can I protect my baby from the effects of hepatitis b in pregnancy?

How can I protect my baby from the effects of hepatitis b in pregnancy?

Vaccinate: Ideally you should be vaccinated against hepatitis b before you ever become pregnant. If you happen to carry hepatitis b then your baby will get two vaccines upon birth to protect it from hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Can a hepatitis b virus carrier get rid of it?

Can a hepatitis b virus carrier get rid of it?

Complicated, but RX: Too complicated to get into details here. However, there are meds available to help get rid of carrier state, and lower viral count. See your doc re: your individual details of infection. ...Read more

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How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

HEPATITIS B: Liver injury is determined by patient's immune response to infection. Hepatocellular damage is indicated by the presence of serologic immune markers, predominance of t lymphocytes and plasma cells. Response to therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis b virus cause people to get cirrhosis?

How does hepatitis b virus cause people to get cirrhosis?

Yes: Hepatitis b virus can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer but this is not inevitable. The best thing is to get treated for it and avoid other problems with the liver such as alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you live a long life with the chronic hepatitis b virus?

Can you live a long life with the chronic hepatitis b virus?

Chronic active Hep: Chronic active hepatitis b can now be treated. Long term infection can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and to liver cancer. See a hepatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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How many times must one get vaccinated to become immune to hepatitis b virus?

How many times must one get vaccinated to become immune to hepatitis b virus?

The course is: Three doses over six months. As long as one develops the protective antibody (anti-hbs), one is immune. It is known that the antibody levels wane over time but it appears that immunity lasts longer than detectable antibody. But unclear if it is lifelong. ...Read more

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Can a hepatitis b virus affected woman give birth to a child who will not have it?

Can a hepatitis b virus affected woman give birth to a child who will not have it?

Yes: Those who acquired the germ before pregnancy can still pass it on to their newborn. However, infant vaccination at birth with simultaneous administration of Hepatitis B Immune Globulin can often prevent transfer of the germ during the birth process. Consult with your OB and the pediatrician involved so the material will be available at delivery. ...Read more

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How many times must one get vaccinated in their lifetime to be successfully immune hepatitis b virus?

How many times must one get vaccinated in their lifetime to be successfully immune hepatitis b virus?

Usually Once: The hbv vaccine is a series of 3-4 shots over a 6 months time period. At least 90% of people will develop immunity following that series. A portion of remaining people will respond to a second series. There is a very small group who do not develop immunity from vaccination. Booster shots are no longer recommended for people with normal immune status who have been fully vaccinated. ...Read more

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Can a hepatitis b virus carier have unprotected sex if his partner has received the hepatitis b injection? The count for the virus is 500

Not responsible!: No, since you're not certain that your partner completed the series of vaccination and responded to the Hepatitis B Vaccine with adequately protective titers of anti-hepatitis b antibodies. If you have detectable virus you can transmit it! Please be responsible ; respect the health of others. ...Read more

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Can someone with no hepatitis b or c creates the virus. Hw is this virus created?

Can someone with no hepatitis b or c creates the virus. Hw is this virus created?

Replication: These viruses replicate and are transferred from person to person, often through blood or other body fluids. They do not spontaneuosly generate. They also aren't passed by casual contact (touching) or by coughs or sneezes. ...Read more

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What creates hepatitis b or c. That is. Hw is this virus created. Thought that it can be created by itself in a persons' body. Can someone please help?

Infection: Hepatitis b and c are viruses; they are transmitted through contact with an infected person. They are created "de novo", or from scratch, but the viruses cause the cellular machinery to create more copies of themselves. ...Read more

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How do u cure hepatitis B virus?

How do u cure hepatitis B virus?

There is no cure.: Most cases resolve on their own in 4-8 weeks or so. A small percentage of patients will have a chronic infection and be carriers. Best course is prevention with hep B vaccine and utilizing blood/body fluid precautions. ...Read more

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Could I recover from hepatitis b virus?

Could I recover from hepatitis b virus?

Yes: Most people recover completely with no residual infection. They develop a positive surface antibody (hbsab) and lose their surface antigen (hbsag). However, about 10% go on to develop chronic hepatitis, maintaining their hbsag. In such cases, cure isn't possible, but the infection can be treated with medications that will help to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more