Hepatitis B Virus

Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through infected body fluids like blood, vaginal secretions, and semen, and causes hepatitis B. The symptoms include tiredness, yellowish discoloration of skin and sclera, abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, and joint pain.

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Does increased HBsAb suggest an infection in the body after needle prick injury?

Query: Hi.. i work at lab..and i have completed my HBS vaccine doses 4 years ago..yesterday a needle accidentaly got injected to my finger..i got my blood tested for HBsAb and turned out to be 819..should i be worried? What should i do?and another question..can my antibody increase without getting additio...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear I fully understand that you are worried. But there is no reason for that. As long as your antibody-titer for HepB (HBsAb) is >100 you should be fully protected. No action needed. And yes Ab-titers can rise by themselves. I’ve seen it many times and nobody has a good explanation for th...  Read Full »

Does typhoid fever affect hepatitis B profile?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to ask regarding hepatitis B profile result. HBsAg ELISA: nonreactive. Anti HBs: no reactive. HBeAg: nonreactive. Anti-HBC: nonreactive. Anti HBC IgG: reactive. Anti-HBC IgM: nonreactive. Anti HAV IgG: reactive. Anti HAV IgM: nonreactive. How could you interpret...  Read Full »


Dr. Vedprakash Verma

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I have noted your hepatitis B profile where anti-HBC IgG and anti-HBA IgG is showing reactive, while others are nonreactive. IgG anti-HBc is an IgG antibody, a subclass of anti-HBc, which is a marker of the past or the current infection with HBV. If it is positive an...  Read Full »

Can a woman with Hepatitis B get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,Can a HBsAg positive person get pregnant and carry a baby? What is your opinion?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, definitely a HBsAg - hepatitis B surface antigen positive patient can get pregnant and have a normal baby. There is around 20% to 30% chance of vertical transmission to the baby. But, under observed pregnancy and immunoglobulin injection within 24 hours of birth alon...  Read Full »

How to know whether hepatitis B is acute or chronic?

Query: Hello doctor, My younger brother is 27 years old. He is diagnosed with hepatitis B. Hepatitis delta antibody is non-reactive and quantity of HBV DNA is 7000 IU/ml. We have done the following tests for him. 1. ALT (SGPT) =50. 2. Total bilirubin ( 1.90). 3. Direct bilirubin (0.41) is not nor...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like your brother has chronic hepatitis B, which is in inactive carrier state. I will like to see his USG (ultrasound) and platelet count. I do not think that there is anything serious in it, and he also does not need any treatment for it at the moment. As ...  Read Full »

What are the modes through which hepatitis B can spread?

Query: Hello doctor, Is there any chance of hepatitis B spread through eating food contaminated with infected blood?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the whole blood and serum (white fluid within blood) contains large amount of virus, and virus can live on blood spots outside the human body for the duration of one week. So actually it depends upon how much blood, and how much time it has been on the stain th...  Read Full »

How to detect the presence of hepatitis B and C virus?

Query: Hi doctor, I just want to know how long do you have to wait to get tested for hepatitis B? I got checked for the first three months and it was negative. I am just nervous thinking was it too early? Six months later I did a liver test and blood test and everything came back fine. I just want to know...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very important to know, why are you willing to get hepatitis B and C tested? If you had exposure, please mention what exposure it was. Also, mention when did you get the exposure and when did you get the test done?  Read Full »

Kindly help me interpret my liver USG report.

Query: Hello doctor, Four months before, I was diagnosed with fatty liver, slightly elevated fasting sugar and the level of total cholesterol. My current medications are tablet Viboliv 500 daily two times in a restricted diet and Nexpro RD. I had consumed spicy foods rarely. In the last four months, I l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fatty liver disease is also known as NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), which may progress to NAFLD that is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The real issue here is to know if you are developing fibrosis or cirrhosis from it. And that is whether you are compens...  Read Full »

Is it possible to cure hepatitis B?

Query: Hello doctor, I am hepatitis B patient. My current status is as follows. HBeAg - negative (0.010), HBV E antibody or Ag - positive (0.031) and HBV DNA quantitative (PCR) less than 17.1 IU/mL. Please advise whether this can be cured to become negative as it is affecting my career.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When both anti-HBe (anti-hepatitis B E antigen) and HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) are positive (HBeAg - negative), there is reduced infectivity and the patient is expected to resolve the infection spontaneously. The Anti-HBe antibodies may be detectable in a chro...  Read Full »

Do I need any medicine for high alanine transaminase and gastric problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just done my blood test including liver profile, cholesterol profile, thyroid profile, etc. I have only one concern in the report which is high value of alanine transaminase (liver profile). Two weeks back I have stomach infection with high gastric problem. Gas is passing as bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your liver enzymes are raised which requires evaluation of the cause. Most common causes of such liver derangements are alcohol, viral hepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and drugs. However, the rise is not very high, still we should rule out possibi...  Read Full »

Will hepatitis B affect testosterone level or libido?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 41 years old, and I am working on different shifts for 15 years. Also, I had hepatitis B noncontagious and having medicine Tenvir. I had no libido for a month or two month and reaching to three months. And when I have a libido, I do not get an erection fast, but when I get it, it...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In chronic liver disease, testosterone level may fall, the ratio with estrogen may alter, and in advanced disease, there may be testicular atrophy, gynecomastia. Recent studies show testosterone level can predict the outcome of end-stage liver disease. The functional...  Read Full »

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