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What is meant by the australian antigen is positive?

What is meant by the australian antigen is positive?

HBsAg: It's an old term for the hepatitis b surface antigen. Having a positive hbsag means that you have hepatitis b: either acute or chronic. ...Read more

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My h.C.B.C.(tri-dot) is non reactive and australian antigen(hbsag) is absent. Is it normal?

Yes: It appears you mean your hepatitis b c ab negative and hepatitis b s antigene negative which suggest you do not have hepatitis b. We need surface antibodie titer to tell if you have acquired immunity from vaccination. ...Read more

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What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?

What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?

Can't tell, but...: A starting point is 130 lbs. A lot depends on a person's body build. Some are naturally very thin, others thick or big-boned, but most people are somewhere in between. "Australian" is a location, so that doesn't help either, as many different types of bodies are in Australia. BMI is helpful if a person is of average musculature. If very muscular, a perfectly fine person will have a high BMI. ...Read more

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Gummy smiles and gum contouring? I have a gummy smile that i hate and would like fixed. I've been doing research and have come across something called gum contouring as a fix, but most of the sites seem to be british or australian. Is gum contouring somet

Gummy smiles and gum contouring? I have a gummy smile that i hate and would like fixed. I've been doing research and have come across something called gum contouring as a fix, but most of the sites seem to be british or australian. Is gum contouring somet

Yes, : Yes, it is done quite often. Gum contouring is a minor surgical procedure to remove some of the excess tissue around the necks of the teeth. Your best bet is to make an appointment with a local periodontist in your area. He/she will examine you and recommend treatment specific to your situation. Hope this info helps. ...Read more

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Australian school camp in 4 weeks for 10 days, it includes a 10km walk around Uluru, a 6km hike and 500 step climb. Can I get fit enough in 4 weeks?

Australian school camp in 4 weeks for 10 days, it includes a 10km walk around Uluru, a 6km hike and 500 step climb. Can I get fit enough in 4 weeks?

Advice : You have enough time for preparing yourself for this physical activity. Try every day walking exercise with gradually increasing activity. Be well, do not be scared! ...Read more

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If taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for 1y, at lowest dosage, how to taper off? Alternate days for x wks? I am a teacher & want 2 use australian 6 wk christmas break.

If taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for 1y, at lowest dosage, how to taper off? Alternate days for x wks? I am a teacher  & want 2 use australian 6 wk christmas  break.

Tapering Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): First you should make sure to discuss stopping your medication with your physician, as a return of symptoms is quite possible. You should only follow the tapering schedule recommended by that physician. I would tell my patient that many can stop 50 mg of Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) without difficulty. If concerned my patient would use a pill cutter to halve the tablet for 1 week, then take 1/4 for one week and stop. ...Read more

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I have Low caeruloplamin 0.19g/L and low serum copper 12.5 umol/L - units (Australian). Do I have Wilson Disease? or Copper deficiency? Thanks.

I have Low caeruloplamin 0.19g/L and low serum copper 12.5 umol/L - units (Australian). Do I have Wilson Disease? or Copper deficiency? Thanks.

Finish workup: If there is any concern at all that you have Wilson's, get a proper screen -- urinary copper and perhaps a genetic screen if you've got suggestive symptoms. Missing Wilson's leads to one of the most grisly deaths possible. Managing it is easy. Your ceruloplasmin is trivially low and reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies are outside on either end. ...Read more

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Is an 8 year old self inflicted 1.5 inch cut on your arm be considered mental health issue by the doctor doing your medical exam for Australian visa?

Is an 8 year old self inflicted 1.5 inch cut on your arm be considered mental health issue by the doctor doing your medical exam for Australian visa?

Self-harm: A self-inflicted cut for any reason by an 8 year old is serious. Your child should be seen for an evaluation by a mental health professional to find out why this happened and best way to help him/her. ...Read more

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Hi docs, im trying to lose some weight but im having weet bix (Australian breakfast made from wheat, oats etc) will eating wheat stop me losing weight?

Hi docs, im trying to lose some weight but im having weet bix (Australian breakfast made from wheat, oats etc) will eating wheat stop me losing weight?

No: Bara, unless you have celiac disease (unlikely), then wheat will not stop you from losing weight. Just be sure to eat a diet high in whole foods and plant foods, and avoid processed sugar and oils. Don't forget regular exercise. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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In my medical report, done after 1 yr of exposure: serology hbsag (australian antigen) : negative hiv i : negative hiv II : negative screening tes?

In my medical report, done after 1 yr of exposure:
serology
hbsag (australian antigen)     : negative
hiv i  : negative
hiv II : negative
screening tes?

Yes, negative: I assume this question is about serial tests for infections after an exposure. After a year, almost everyone who has acquired HIV will have developed an antibody response, so we take a negative HIV antibody test as evidence that someone did not acquire hiv. No evidence of chronic hepatitis b either if the surface antigen is not detected. There is a vaccine for hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Afirma thyroid fna analysis molecular analysis by veracyte-papillary cancer. Is it any good. I am australian, guess costs for me would be too much?

Afirma thyroid fna analysis  molecular analysis by veracyte-papillary cancer. Is it any good. I am australian,  guess  costs for me would be too much?

Is cancer: Papillary thyroid. Carinoma is one of the most common in the thyroid in general with good prognosis. Most likely removal of almost all the thyroid(subtotal) is necessary if the cancer is in early stages. Consult with your oncologist for recommendations. ...Read more

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We live in Australia & will be travelling to HongKong in March. As Australian flu vaccine is behind HK, & HK is bad now with H3N2, how to be safe?

We live in Australia & will be travelling to HongKong in March. As Australian flu vaccine is behind HK, & HK is bad now with H3N2, how to be safe?

Flu: Stay up to date on your shots, including the yearly flu vaccine. Avoid crowds when it is flu season. Avoid sitting or standing near people with coughs. Hand wash frequently , rest, plenty of fluids. gl and have fun on your trip. ...Read more

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Australian with ADHD-previously had prescription for MPH (in Australia).Now travelling to US for~9mo. What do I need to provide to get stimulant meds in the US?

Australian with ADHD-previously had prescription for MPH (in Australia).Now travelling to US for~9mo. What do I need to provide to get stimulant meds in the US?

Just a doctor: Your doctor can prescribe the medications possibly for the year. I would ask him/her. Otherwise you would have to establish a doctor here in the US if needed. Check with your doctor as ADHD medicines are usually controlled and they do not recommend 9 month supplies. ...Read more

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I have a pimple that expand to a small bubble redish began to bleed I use toothpaste & Tea tree oil 100% from Australian covered with Guage w/Md tape?

I have a pimple that expand to a small bubble redish began to bleed I use toothpaste & Tea tree oil 100% from Australian covered with Guage w/Md tape?

Interesting...: treatment but totally useless. Take all that crap off. Warm soaks until it drains then a simple clean dry dressing will suffice for small ones. Don't get all fancy. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/abscess/page7_em.htm ...Read more

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