So I have suspected I might have gotten hepatitis after encountering someone I didn't really know and starting to have stomach problems there after, lack of appetite, constipation, strange bowel movements.
It has been 6 months now, i am seeing a gastroenterology, I did a blood test and am Wondering what my results mean.
These are the odd ones out:
Carbon Dioxide: 20 L Normal Range: 21 - 33 mmol / L
BILIRUBIN, TOTAL 1.3 H Normal Range: 0.2-1.2 mg/dL
ALT 8 L Normal Range: 9-60 U/L
HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY NONE REACTIVE EN
SIGNAL TO CUT OFF 0.01 <1.00
HEPATITIS B SURFACE EN
AB (QUANT TO ENDPOINT) <5 mIU/mL
Patient does not have immunity to hepatitis B virus.
It's been 6 months since possible exposure now, and my stupid blood people didn't do a Hep A test this time again, even though I asked them specifically about it. now I have to go get another one done just for Hep A
What does this mean, and should I do the results mean. Since I'm not immune to B Surface does it mean I can have it and be undetectable since I don't have antibodies?
Top of the page says this is a Hep A community, not Hep C.
Johnb22, you should get immunized for hep B, it's a 3 series immunization over a 6-7 month period. You don't have the antibodies for hep B, doesn't appear you have been exposed to it, or to hep c. Also, when you get screened for Hep A antibodies. If neg., then do the immunizations for it as well.
Good luck, and hope your gastro issues get resolved.
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