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Chronic Hepatitis B

Individuals that get tested positive for the hepatitis B virus for six months or more after the first positive result are said to have chronic hepatitis B infection. Prolonged infection occurs when the immune system is unable to get rid of the hepatitis B virus. This results in the virus still active in the blood and liver.

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Why are there body itching with fever and back pain after taking Omeprazole in hepatitis B patient?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a chronic hepatitis B patient, I have ulcers too. I did blood work recently for urea, creatinine, AST (SGOT), and ALT (SGPT). The physician said the result was fine. I was given Omeprazole. A few days ago I noticed I have constant body itch, fever, back pain, and pain in my right a...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is the status of your liver now? You are on treatment or not? Symptoms look like biliary pain. Kindly do an ultrasound, LFT, CBC, and GGT. For hepatitis B we also need HBV DNA (quantitative), fibroscan, HBeAg, and anti-HBe.  Read Full »

What is the management of hepatitis infection?

Query: Dear doctor, I want to know the interpretation of my lab test for hepatitis. These are: HBsAg 5638.62 reactive, anti HBs 0.00 nonreactive, anti HAV IgG (reverse) 1.06 reactive, anti HCV 0.520 nonreactive, SGPT 19 (ref value is less than or equal to 41 U/L). The liver ultrasound: right mid hepatic le...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have hepatitis B infection. You need to get your HBV DNA quantitative level and depending on that, start antiviral treatment from your treating physician. I suggest you strictly adhere to treatment. Go for liver function test every three months. Get a scan (u...  Read Full »

I fear getting hepatitis B after protected sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I would like to describe the series of events to you and need your advice as I have been most disturbing post this event in my life. It has been eight months since my first ever sexual encounter, but I am still tensed and lost. I am too scared to get a blood te...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your detailed summary, I can understand how anxious and tense you are. Firstly, the lab tests you forwarded, including liver function tests, are absolutely normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Hepatitis B will not get spread by the activity...  Read Full »

When does a hepatitis antigen be considered positive?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, a friend said he was hepatitis antigen reactive, whose titer was 37.46/34.29. His doctor suggested a confirmatory test. At what level would the antigen be assumed to be positive?  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your friend is tested to be positive for hepatitis B in the pre-employment screening. It is very common to see an HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) positive result in a screening. Hepatitis B infection remains asymptomatic for decades, silently causing damage to th...  Read Full »

Does viral hepatitis spread sexually even after getting vaccinated?

Query: Hello doctor, My 26 year old cousin is suffering from viral hepatitis since the last two years. If he marries, will he transfer the disease to his wife even if she is already vaccinated against hepatitis?  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What I understand is that your cousin is suffering from chronic hepatitis. It is commonly chronic hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis C. If his wife is vaccinated and her anti-HBs levels are sufficient, she will not contract an infection from him. But there is ...  Read Full »

Am I protected against hepatitis B by vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, I kissed someone who had chronic hepatitis B. So, I put my first hepatitis vaccination immediately, a second vaccination a week later and the third one, two weeks later after the second. Am I protected against hepatitis B?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you are protected. Although the booster is not taken, some amount of immunity is provided by vaccination, it is enough to protect. So, it will protect you. Now, the best way to confirm this is by getting immunoglobin titers done and if the titers are adequate, t...  Read Full »

How long does hepatitis virus stay in the body?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been given hepatitis B blood test that showed the HBsAg negative and the hepatitis B core antibody image as positive. I am currently getting labs done for hepatitis B Surf Ab Quant, HBsAg screen, hepatitis B virus profile, and panel. I am getting conflicting information on websit...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have positive HBV core IgM which means one of the following: Recent infection (window phase). Reactivation of chronic infection. False positive result. Do you have any symptoms of active hepatitis, like jaundice, or painful liver? I strongly recommend tha...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with hepatitis B 11 years ago, and then I stopped antiviral medications. Please interpret my latest laboratory and scan results.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B 11 years ago, and I have been taking Tenofovir for 1.5 years and then stopped antiviral medications. Now, I have attached my latest laboratory and scan results. Please check them and revert.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the information and scan results (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity) you have provided, it seems that you were diagnosed with hepatitis B 11 years ago and received treatment with Tenofovir for approximately 1.5 ye...  Read Full »

I am positive for hepatitis B antigen. Can I transmit it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been reactive to the hepatitis B surface antigen. After about five to six months, I got myself tested recently, but I am still positive. However, I am negative for all other antigens. I am asymptomatic now. Can I still transmit the disease? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I went through your reports (the attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems you have hepatitis B infection which is in an active state as far as viral replication goes. But certain reports ...  Read Full »

My father has hepatitis and IHCC. Can chemotherapy be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been detected with cancer of the liver. We have done MRI, CT, and biopsy. He has had a history of hepatitis B for ten years. There are two tumors in his liver, one more than 5 cm. Due to the tumor size and chronic condition, doctors have ruled out surgery or radiofrequenc...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. From your description of chronic liver disease due to hepatitis B and liver lesions, the possibility of hepatocellular carcinoma is high but based on the histopathology report (attachments removed to protect the pat...  Read Full »

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