This is the 4th Hep B panel.
History: In November 2009 I received paperwork from the blood bank. They advised My Ant-Hbs was positive.
But not to worry it could be a false positive just to let my doctor know on my next visit. Which I did.
But I don't have the actual positive and negatives on that but since she referred me to a Gastroenonologist.
When I spoke with the blood bank they advised I had a positive result in Feb 2009, negative in Aug 2009 and another positive in Nov 2009. This is when they notified me.
So I go to the gastro doctor in Mar/April 2010. He tells me my alt and ast numbers are slightly elevated and my Igm antibody is positive. He says he wants to have a Hep DNA done. IN the meantime, I'm hospitalized with abdominal pain. Cat scan was done and gastro dr says I have a fatty liver but this shouldn't be causeing me pain.
Hep DNA test is negative but my IGM is still positive. After all of this I decide to go to a Dr specializing in LIver Disease. He orders over 30 blood test and when I call to get the results his nurse tells me IGM is still positive but dr thinks everything is ok. However, I can see the results online and here is what they say:
IGG value: 1050
IGA value: 166
IGM value: 96
Now after these tests are completed I receive a reminder in the mail from the gastro dr saying it's been 4 months and he wants me to retest. I did and his nurse calls and says IGM is still positive and wants me to go to a specialist. Told them I have a appointment already.
Ok...so long and short I have tested positive for HepB IGM for over 2 years now.
Is this normal? Should I be pushing these doctors more? I'm so confused. Someone please help!