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The blood tests that show liver damage typically does not indicate the cause of the damage. Statistically, there are many other conditions that are more likely to be the cause of the abnormal blood tests than an effect of the hepatitis B vaccine, but your doctor would need to perform a proper evaluation to determine the cause of the abnormal blood tests.
So, the most likely answer is no, it is not due to the vaccine, but to be able to know with certainty, it would require further evaluation.
It would vary according to the blood test results, but an imaging test, such as an ultrasound, is frequently the next test.
Yes, the ultrasound may identify the cause.
Because the cause may be seen by the ultrasound, such as gallstones or fatty infiltration of the liver.
Because the ultrasound may identify another cause of the abnormal blood work.
It only means that there is something that has affected the liver. You need to have an evaluation to determine what that is.
As I said above, the ultrasound may identify another cause of the abnormal blood work.
How does any test indicate anything?
If you do not understand a clear statement about the ultrasound, I am going to use the Socratic method to get you to that level of understanding.
If the ultrasound shows another cause, then that would be the cause rather than the vaccine.
Because it may show another cause.
You obviously ate something for a meal the day before the blood was drawn. How does any test prove that the meal did not cause the abnormal blood test?
These are the issues to understand if you want to have a better understanding of causation. Or you can accept the statement that the ultrasound may show another cause.
What do you not understand when I say that the ultrasound may show another cause?
It can identify if it is something else.
No. It can identify other causes, and if another cause is identified, then that would be the cause.
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The ultrasound can identify certain causes, but as I said above, you need an evaluation, not just an ultrasound. The ultrasound is frequently the first step.
You only need to ask for an evaluation to determine the cause of the abnormal lab results.