Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 03, 2021, 12:50:33 pm

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 6260
  • Latest: gr8inTx
Stats
  • Total Posts: 55050
  • Total Topics: 4835
  • Online Today: 56
  • Online Ever: 1314
  • (June 22, 2016, 05:23:42 am)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 43
Total: 43

Welcome

Welcome to the Hep Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people who have Hepatitis B, C or a co-infection, their friends and family and others with questions about hepatitis and liver health. Check in frequently to read what others have to say, post your comments, and hopefully learn more about how you can reach your own health goals.

Privacy Warning: Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.
  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.
  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.
  • Product advertisement (including links); banners; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from the Hep Forum Moderators.
Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Exposure and tests  (Read 4129 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Luck14

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Exposure and tests
« on: October 11, 2015, 09:58:57 am »
I had unprotected sex with a female who later I found out to have hep b and c.  She was the one to inform me so I know it's just not a rumour. Anyway I have had 3 hep b panels run and 3 hep c antibody tests run over the last 2years.  Here are my results hbsag-non reactive,  hb cor tot-non reactive, hbsab - reactive.  Anti hcv -non reactive and 5 liver enzyme tests run all normal.  Doc says not infected but I have ruq pain and my bowel movements have been light brown color of peanut butter idk if this is what they mean by pale stool.  My question is I think I may be infected still, how accurate are hepatitis blood tests?  And is a liver biopsy the only way to know for certain?

Offline Luck14

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Re: Exposure and tests
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 07:09:49 am »
Anyone have some insight?

Offline ArtVandelay

  • Member
  • Posts: 51
Re: Exposure and tests
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 11:42:59 am »
Sounds like you're negative to me.

If this was all two years ago and you're still testing negative for the surface antigen you sound negative for HBV to me. If you still have concerns keep having the HBV tests run. Liver biopsies are more to determine the depth and degree of damage from HBV - not necessarily a first line tool to DETECT it. The blood tests are plenty accurate...enough that it is not necessary to put yourself through a liver biopsy. If your HBsAg is negative than there is no need for liver biopsy.

 


© 2021 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.