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Can hepatitis b vaccine taken when sgot and sgpt values are high and test for hep b non reactive?

Yes. The vaccine does not affect the liver. It involves the immune system which produces antibodies to protect against hep b and prevent further damage to the liver. Read more...

My mom passed away due to liver cirrosis & hepatitis b, hepatitis e. My dad also has hep b. Do I stand chance? I have the vaccinations done.

No you will not. You have been vaccinated and are protected against hepatitisb.So you do not have toworry. Read more...
You need testing. Testing for hepatitis antigens and antibodies will tell you you're status. Hepatitis b and e are spread by contact with infected blood so unless your mother had the infection before you were born it is unlikely that she would have infected you. Read more...
Unlikely. Vaccines to prevent Hep B were seldom available before the early 1990's so it is likely your parents were vulnerable and acquired it in life. It can be passed sexually, so one of your parents could pass it to the other.If you did not get it from your mom during pregnancy/delivery and got the shots, you may be protected.Simple lab tests can confirm or exclude it. Read more...

Are there any serious risks or possible side effects from getting Hepatitis B immunoglobulin? Can anything bad be transmitted through the blood from it?

HBIG. Most serious side effect with the injection of any medicine or biologic product would be anaphylaxis. Rare but possible. Since HBIG is derived from donor serum there could be potential for transmission of infectious disease, but such products are rigorously screened for all reasonable pathogens. Risk of Hep B is far far far greater than either of these. Read more...