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any29
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   Posted 6/4/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have recently been test for Hepa*** B the ruslts were Hep B Core AB, IgM was negative, but Hep B Surface Ab was 1.38. What does this mean, very nervous, do not know what to think. Does anybody know?!!!

any29
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   Posted 6/4/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
PLEASE does anyone know what this means!!!

hep93
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   Posted 6/4/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Any, I THINK this means that you had an acute hep B infection, but that your immune system threw it off.  Hepatitis B surface antibody means that you have immunity to the disease.  This is what happened to me.  I had hep B back in the 60s, around the same time that I contracted hep C, but I never even knew I had it.  It wasn't until years later when I was diagnosed with hep C, that I was told that I had hep B at one time, too, and had the antibody for it.  This means you can never  give it to anyone or get it again.  However, you will always test postiive for hep B, so that will exclude you from giving blood and possibly from donating organs.

I suggest you call your doctor and ask him to explain these results to you in plain English.  I honestly don't think you have anything to worry about, though. 

Let us know what the doctor says.  I'm interested to know if I'm right in my assessment.


hep93
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any29
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   Posted 6/5/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
You were right, I did not ask him if it would be unsafe to have children, do you happen to know?

hep93
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   Posted 6/5/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
No, it wouldn't affect a pregnancy since you are not currently infected.

hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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any29
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   Posted 6/5/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for all the support. I really appreciate it, the internet can be so confusing!!!!

any29
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   Posted 6/5/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I do have another question, does anyone know if Hep B can cause candida?

DGinSD
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   Posted 6/9/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   

 Cadidiasis:

"This condition, often known as thrush, is caused by an overgrowth of, or an allergic reaction to a yeast called Candida albicans. This yeast is usually found in many areas of the body and is not considered to be a sexually transmissible infection. Candidiasis is very common. A range of factors may possibly trigger an attack of candidiais although often there is no obvious cause. "

It seems to me that you may be jumping to some worrying conclusions.  Candidiasis is a yeast infection...very common, easily treated.  Try eating blueberry yogurt...for some reason, it seems to helps some ward it off!  Wear cotton panties, go commando when possible like at night to make sure you aren't staying excessively moist...yeast loves moisture.  You should also make sure that it is indeed a yeast infection and not bacterial vaginosis (different treatment but still very easily treated).  See your doc again if you are so worried and make him/her explain everything to you...bring written questions with you to make sure you address all your concerns.

Take care,

 

 


Dany
 
Diagnosed with AIH January 2007,
CMV (cytomegalovirus) June 2008
meds: Azathioprine 100mg
 
 

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