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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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