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What initial tests do I need to take if I have hepatitis b?

What initial tests do I need to take if I have hepatitis b?

Hep B: If you have chronic hep b, then your doctor will follow liver function tests, hep b viral dna load, hep b eag/ab. You may also need surveillance for liver cancer with regular liver sonogram and AFP (a tumor marker blood test). ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more


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

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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I have hepatitis b in my body.In test show no active so pl tell me whit i will be do for compete cur. ?

I have hepatitis b in my body.In test show no active so pl tell me whit i will be do for compete cur. ?

Hep. B: I am sorry there is no complete cure for hepatitis b at present. Need more information such as how long ago you had it? What is lab report like serology, liver function tests, hepatitis dna? Also the current treatment depends on above tests. You have to get periodic above tests done by your doctor. Keep your nutrition well balanced. Avoid unprotected sex, intravenous drug, tattoos. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I checked my hepatitis b titer , it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

I checked my hepatitis b titer , it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

More info needed: If you have not had any HBV vaccine and your anti-hbs antibody is positive, you've had the infection (and the anti-hbc antibody is positive too). No vaccine needed. If you are in the midst of a 3 dose HBV vaccine series and your anti-hbs is now positive, finish the series. It will provide better protection. ...Read more

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Vould it be posible that because I have hepatitis b that the marijuana would stay in my system haven't smoked in over three months and my drug test ?

Vould it be posible that because I have hepatitis b that the marijuana would stay in my system haven't smoked in over three months and my drug test ?

Not likely: 90 days is long enough for thc to have cleared from your system, provided you were not exposed to marijuana even indirectly, as in passive smoke. ...Read more

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How often should I undergo lab test to monitor my lever function if I have hepatitis b?

How often should I undergo lab test to monitor my lever function if I have hepatitis b?

HBV infection: If you have chronic hbv infection and has evidence of active replication, you should be on treatment for it. Hbv infection is one of the conditions that can lead to liver cancer without evidence of liver cirrhosis. If on therapy, lfts will be monitor closely at the initial stage, then spread out as you are responding to therapy. If not on therapy, suggest lfts, afp, and us every 6months -1 yr. ...Read more

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Sir, I have hepatitis b, with tests hbeag-ve, HBsAG +, HBV DNA <=20, sgot 28, sgpt 56. My age is 32 m. What it indicates, please help?

Sir, I have hepatitis b, with tests hbeag-ve, HBsAG +, HBV DNA <=20, sgot 28, sgpt 56. My age is 32 m. What it indicates, please help?

Chronic Hep B: The presence of hbsag indicates that you may have chronic hepatitis b and may be at risk of liver disease. Treatments are available and you should consult your doctor for the treatment. Visit this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hepatitis-b/ds00398. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more