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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

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

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

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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?

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

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Who is the carrier of the genes that causes growth hormone deficiency?

Who is the carrier of the genes that causes growth hormone deficiency?

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

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Who could be a carrier for hypogammaglobulinemia?

Who could be a carrier for hypogammaglobulinemia?

X-linked: In the case of bruton agammaglobulinemia, half the daughters of a woman with an affected son, and all the daughter of an affected man. ...Read more

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Could males pass Trichomoniasis through semen? And who is the main carrier for it. How do females actually get this?

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

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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?

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?

Zero: If 2 people who have never had sex with anyone else and only each other; the chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease is zero. Someone must have sex with an infected individual in order to become infected. ...Read more

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Can a woman who is a hep c carrier get a tubal reversal?

Can a woman who is a hep c carrier get a tubal reversal?

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

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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?

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?

Depends: How was the conversion achieved? Assuming with medications, how long has it been? If you're talking about living organ donation, better to discuss the specifics of the case with the transplant center. ...Read more

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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. 

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

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What is a pinkeye carrier?

What is a pinkeye carrier?

Same as cold: Pink eye is a viral infection similar to having cold/upper respiratory infection. Some people may have cold virus with minimal symptom but some could developer bad cold. Pink eye development has similar course of development and recovery
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What is the diet for hepa b carrier?

What is the diet for hepa b carrier?

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

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How can I know if I am a herpes carrier?

How can I know if I am a herpes carrier?

Antibody test: A positive hsv-2 igg antibody means you're infected and could spread it to others. ...Read more

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How many people are thalassemia carriers?

How many people are thalassemia carriers?

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

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What's the percentage of herpes carriers?

What's the percentage of herpes carriers?

50 million in USA: Genital herpes caused herpes ii virus, a std 50 million suffer from it 25% of females 20% of males are carriers of disease ...Read more

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How do you know if your a carrier for mrsa?

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

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How can I tell if im a carrier for albinism?

How can I tell if im a carrier for albinism?

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

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Haemophillia carrier testing, what to expect?

Haemophillia carrier testing, what to expect?

Pending.: It will either be positive (you are a carrier) or negative. You left out your family history, which is most important. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be a carrier of a trait?

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

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How do you know if you are a syphillis carrier?

How do you know if you are a syphillis carrier?

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

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Can there be such a thing as a pinkeye carrier?

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

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Can a carrier of strep give strep to other people?

Can a carrier of strep give strep to other people?

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

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I'm told I'm a strep a carrier, how common is this?

I'm told I'm a strep a carrier, how common is this?

Strep: Very common, most carriers have very few infections, not much to do about this. ...Read more

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Am I a carrier for asd as well if my brother has it?

Am I a carrier for asd as well if my brother has it?

Probably not: The risk of congenital heart disease in the population is a little less than 1%. If you have a sibling who is affected, your risk is statistically higher, but only about 2-3%. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could still be a measles carrier?

Can you tell me if I could still be a measles carrier?

Depends: Isolation of measles cases is considered necessary for 4 days after the onset of the rash in normal individuals and for the duration of the symptoms of illness in those with weakened immunity. After that point one, spread by airborne droplets would be unlikely. ...Read more

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What is a way to detect a carrier of angelman syndrome?

What is a way to detect a carrier of angelman syndrome?

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

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Please explain what it means to be a carrier of herpes?

Please explain what it means to be a carrier of herpes?

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

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Why females but not males can be carriers of some recessive alleles?

Why females but not males can be carriers of some recessive alleles?

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

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Woman with ncah. What are the chances that the husband is a carrier?

Woman with ncah. What are the chances that the husband is a carrier?

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

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What are the differences between a MRSA carrier and full blown mrsa?

Healthy vs sick: A carrier is a healthy person screened for medical reasons, while a full MRSA infection will cause symptoms and disease, from skin and soft tissue infections to pneumonia and life threatening blood-borne infections. ...Read more

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Can someone get diabeties if no one in their family has it or isn't a carrier?

Can someone get diabeties if no one in their family has it or isn't a carrier?

Yes it can: Both genetics and environmental factors are reported as possible causes for diabetes. A familiy history increases the chances of getting it, but absence of cases in the family doesn't exlude the chances. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between a MRSA carrier and full blown mrsa?

Please help! What is the difference between a MRSA carrier and full blown mrsa?

A carrier: Doesn't have to have an infection but the bacteria could be colonized on them. So, it could be in their nose lets say but they don't have any infection, the bacteria is just living there vs. Someone who has an active infection. ...Read more

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If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

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

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So what is a asymptomatic carrier? What does this mean I truly don't understand.

So what is a asymptomatic carrier? What does this mean I truly don't understand.

See answer: That means you have the disease, detectable in your blood or urine, etc., but are lucky to have no symptoms. You still have the disease in your system though, and can transmit it to others. ...Read more

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My son got a server case of MRSA in 2007 does that mean he is a carrier of mrsa?

My son got a server case of MRSA in 2007 does that mean he is a carrier of mrsa?

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

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Would it be very likely for a human to catch e coli and then become a carrier for e coli?

Would it be very likely for a human to catch e coli and then become a carrier for e coli?

We all are: We all have e coli in our colons and are carriers. There are only a few strains of e coli that cause intestinal problems, but all can cause infections outside the intestine. ...Read more

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If my girlfriend has haemoglobin c and a hb c carrier what does dat mean nd how safe is my kid?

If my girlfriend has haemoglobin c and a hb c carrier what does dat mean nd how safe is my kid?

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

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Can you be a carrier of mono? And if so, if you are tested for mono will you always test positive?

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

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Is there a safe way to take a 22hr flight to asia? Are coach seats and legroom less spacious than us carriers?

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