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Who Is The Carrier
Both husband and I ttested positive for herpes 1 IgG and herpes 2 indeterminate, igg. What does that mean? Who is the carrier? How do u get herpes
Here is the best we can do today. If the igg is indeterminate then your physician must order the herpes western blot test. Knowing if you have hsv two if vital.
Herpes is two separate viruses. Type one, the 'oral' herpes or 'simplex' herpes is found in 75% of americans and is usually transmitted to one during childhood.
Herpes type two or hsv is thought to be the std version. Skin to skin. ...Read more
I have a friend who is a carrier of thalassemia. The girl he intends to marry is also a carrier. Does this mean they can't have children?
Not infertile: But they have 25% chance that any child will have full blown thalassemia major which is devastating, 50% that child will also be carrier & only 25% child will be thalassemia major or carrier free. They have as much chance of having children as any other couple, but is it worth it? ...Read more
Several possible: Genetic factors are thought to account for 5% of growth hormone deficiency. Three forms, an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive or x-linked are known to exist. Without knowing if a genetic form is involved, or which subtype is present, it is hard to fully answer your question. ...Read more
Could males pass Trichomoniasis through semen? And who is the main carrier for it. How do females actually get this?
Sexual transmission: Trichomonas is harbored aysmptomatically in the male prostate gland and is transmitted with sexual intercourse to the female at ejaculation who then develops itching and a vaginal discharge. Both parties have to be treated simultaneously for the treatment to be effective prior to the resumption of intercourse. ...Read more
If 2 virgins won't *likely* get an std, does this mean after a few years we still won't have one? How does someone who's a carrier become a carrier?
Certainly: She should be able to. You would need to talk with the surgeon to find out if he/she has specific restrictions, limitations, or misgivings about whether it is right for you. ...Read more
If parts of a liver is removed from a cirrhosis patient who was a Hep B carrier but is now 100% Hep B immune, will "normal" liver tissue be regrown?
3 yr old in my sons pre school has mumps. Could the teacher (who kisses kids) be a silent carrier of mumps? She is supposed to babysit my son&infant.
Unlikely: There is no silent carrier for mumps. There are asymptomatic infections, but even asymptomatic, they develop mumps immunity. I would ask the teacher if she had documentation of 2 MMR vaccines. If she had, it is highly liekly that she is immune to mumps and therefore she cannot infect other persons. Parotid gland swelling occurs with other virus infections, so make sure that it was mumps. ...Read more
Regular diet...: Chronic hepatitis b inactive carrier state means the hepatitis b virus is present but in a dormant, usually non-replicative state. There is no specific diet instructions these patients, however, if the patient is overweight, or there is concomitant fatty liver changes, then a diet low in sugar, high fructose and fat is recommended. ...Read more
Millions: Thalassemia is likely the most common one-gene mutation in the world. Overall, an estimated 20-25 million people are carriers (1/300) (about 1/1000 in low-risk peoples, and about 1/30 in high-risk peoples). Low risk: japanese, korean, n. European caucasians, native canadians, native americans. High risk: mediterranean, middle eastern, south asian, south-east Asian (western pacific rim), caribbean. ...Read more
Nasal swab: Your doctor can check this for you. They use a nasal swab and send it to the lab. Results in one day. People who are MRSA positive seldom need treatment unless they are immunocompromised for any reason and they have positive blood cultures. In hospital setting, when a patient is found to be MRSA positive, to prevent spread, staff must gown and wear gloves to prevent spread, patient not treated. ...Read more
Pedigree analysis: Albinism is a recessive trait, meaning that it entails the loss of a function and you must have two copies of the gene to see it. The way to know if you are a carrier is to examine your ancestors and see if there is a history of albinism in a direct ancestor. There are also genetic tests available. A genetic counselor can help if this is a major concern for you. ...Read more
One chromosome bad: We have pairs of chromosomes. If you are a carrier, one chromosome in the pair is abnormal while the other one is normal. That's called a trait. If you have the disease, then both chromosomes are abnormal. ...Read more
Needs testing: There are very simple and inexpensive blood tests available to determine if you have syphilis or not. It is a good idea for all sexually active people to be tested. If there is any indication you may have been exposed then get tested as well. Most labs start with a test called an rpr. Some use a vdrl test. ...Read more
Viral conjunctivitis: Viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva is called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. Antibiotics don't work. Just time 7-14 days. ...Read more
Yes, unfortunately: This is likely how most transmission of strep and other similar upper airway/mouth bacteria works. The carrier state is the transmissible contagious state and then sometimes the bacteria decides to infect. This is the case for staph, pneumococcus, and also group a strep. And carriage is far more common than people realize. ...Read more
Strep: Very common, most carriers have very few infections, not much to do about this. ...Read more
Angelman Syndrome: Most cases of Angelman syndrome are not inherited, particularly those caused by a deletion in the maternal chromosome 15. These genetic changes occur as random events during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs and sperm) or in early embryonic development. Affected people typically have no history of the disorder in their families. ...Read more
Carriers: Carriers of disease refers to an individual who may test positive for having a disease, but shows no outward signs or symptoms of the disease. Carriers of disease however, can still be contagious. ...Read more
Recessive: If they are on the X chromosome then you may need 2. Men have only 1 (usually). men are XY women XX. Good wikipedia review available. Go to it. ...Read more
About 1/15000: Unless your husband is related, the chances are about one in 15000. Here is some more information about NCAH: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia/basics/symptoms/con-20030910 ...Read more
No: No carrier state in measles. Once you get the disease you develop antibodies for life. You can transmit the disease only in the acute phase or when you have the active measles infection. Not otherwise. Hence we advocate to immunize all kids. This is to prevent active infection and it's spread from person to person. ...Read more
Yes and no: We find about 60-70% of puss bearing lesions seen in the office are MRSA. It is out there on shopping carts, banisters, counters, door knobs, etc. There is good evidence that you and any of your family occasionally acquire and loose this germ over time. To consider your son at particular risk over an isolated case 9 yrs ago would not be reasonable. ...Read more
A variant Hb: Carriers of hemoglobin c are asymptomatic and will pass the trait to half their children. Hemogoblin c by itself is harmless. If you do not have any variant hemoglobin ad your girl friend is a carrier, half your children would be hb c carriers but other than, may be, slightly low haemoglobin, will not have any serious issues. ...Read more
Can you be a carrier of mono? And if so, if you are tested for mono will you always test positive?
Yes and yes:
All people infected with mono carry the virus in their lymphocytes for the rest of their life, so in a way all are carriers of mono. All normal people make antibodies to mono virus, i.e., ebv, and will test positive for life. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/infectious-mononucleosis-cause. ...Read more
Is there a safe way to take a 22hr flight to asia? Are coach seats and legroom less spacious than us carriers?
Yes there is: If you healthy should be fine but inconvenient, the most important thing in flights that duration possibility of vein thrombosis so get up frequently and move around, exercise your calf muscles while sitting down, ask your doctor about one Heparin shot you could get during fling. Good trip thanks. ...Read more