I had a small risk exposure to hepatitis B 7 months ago
I had a test a 10 days, 6 weeks, and 3 months and 1 week and all came back negative/ nothing on the blood test
I had another test the other day, just waiting to get results back
I also had my hepatitis B vaccinations 3 months after the possible exposure
As 3 months had passed and not even the anitgen showed on my blood test, is it more than likely that I did not contract Hepatitis B?
I will be going for my results soon but I am really worried and just wanted some advice
The area near my ribs/liver has been hurting the last week, but I don't know if this is because I am anxious and worried
My test came back positive about 4 months after exposure. I thought I was "out of the woods" after I had tested negative twice (1st test around 4 weeks after exposure, second around 8 weeks) but got hit with the bad news on the third test which was around 16 weeks. So, I'm assuming that between the 8 week test and the last one I took is when the surface antigen made it's grand appearance...oh well. I do believe the test should be done monthly up to six months just to be on the safe side, everyone's body is different.
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