Dec 3, 2006
Hi, several years ago, 15 or so to be more precise, I had been donating plasma and was refused being able to donate. They gave me a note saying "hbasg reactive" but did not explain it to me whatsoever.
Anyways, I never thought much of it because they didnt seem to and recently I found that little scrap of paper and started wondering about it.
Since the time they said I was hbasg reactive, I have been in the military and been throughly checked out privately but never specifically said or mentioned anything about hbasg.
Should I be worried or do you think that the military would have most likely checked for that kind of thing?
Just wondering if I should start getting checked out again as I have never had any symptoms of anything and since the donation clinic was scummy I am wondering if I even truly was reactive in the first place.
The problem is I am currently without health care so it would most likely be expensive for me to look into this further at this point.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
I would strongly consider getting this blood test checked. You can talk to your physician about getting testing at a public health facility.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.