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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I have an increased liver enzyme count even after getting Hepatitis A and B vaccination. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a vaccination for hepatitis A and B a few years back. Should my doctor have tested if I was already infected? I cannot remember. On a general examination, I found my liver enzyme count is exceptionally high, and hepatitis B seems to be the most likely explanation. I am not in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Hepatitis A and B cause a significant rise in hepatitis markers and acute illness with a tender liver. My advice : 1. HBsAb (Hepatitis B surface antibody test) to confirm immunity from vaccination. 2. HCV Abs (Hepatitis C antibody test)...  Read Full »

Does hepatitis virus stay dormant in the body after infection or get cleared?

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 icliniq.com. 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 am trying home remedies for my hepatitis B infection. Will it help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am infected with hepatitis B, and I have tried all kinds of drugs, but no result. But, someone asked to use extracts from the bitter leaf have been demonstrated to offer protection against hepatitis B and C. To extract, squeeze 40 bitter leaves into four liters of water. Drink one glass...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There is no proven evidence that any extract can heal hepatitis B. According to the guidelines, hepatitis B is treated with anti-viral medications like Interferon and Lamivudine for an extended period. Follow up with liver enzymes and HBV (he...  Read Full »

Can hepatitis B be transmitted by saliva?

Query: Hello doctor, Is hepatitis B transmitted by saliva? Hepatitis B virus is just detected in my body. My viral load is 1.5 * 10^5 count/mL. Is it possible for me to get totally cure for this disease? If it is possible how much time will it take to get totally cured?  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hepatitis B can be transmitted by sharing needles, the blood of infected persons, unprotected sexual activity, and saliva. Acute infection is not usually treated as body overcomes the virus but chronic infection may require treatment with the combination of medicatio...  Read Full »

Is my weight loss due to hepatitis B?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have itching on different parts of my body. Is it a sign of liver cirrhosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itching on my body since three days. It is not on one part. It happens in different parts of my body. I have a very fatty liver disease. Can it be related to the liver? I do not have any other symptoms of liver problem like yellow eyes. Can it be a sign of liver cirrhosis?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching is a sign of obstructive jaundice only in case you are relating it to liver disease. Since you have got your ultrasound done, it would have shown signs of obstruction, if any. You need to find other causes of itching like thyroid disorder, diabetes, ...  Read Full »

Why is there a difference in the vaccine schedules given by my GP and at work?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a nursing student studying outside. I have just moved over from my hometown. Because I am doing nursing, the hepatitis B vaccine is required for occupational health. I received my first vaccine in January, followed by my second in February, from my own GP back home. He told me the nex...  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The schedule for the Hepatitis B vaccine is 0, 1, 6. For people at high risk, it is 0, 1, 2, and 6. It is usually three doses, including one booster dose, but for individuals at high risk of getting an infection, it is four doses, including the booster dose. Generall...  Read Full »

Kindly review my mother's liver function report, and give your opinion on the need for a liver transplant.

Query: Hello doctor, My 57-year-old mother was diagnosed with a hepatitis B infection two years, and she is under regular medications. We performed a liver function test last year, which revealed that her liver was in good shape. However, she was recently diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, caused by the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, the report is not satisfactory. The CT (computed tomography) scan and the raised alpha protein suggest that she has a tumor in the liver (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Although the abdominal MRI (magnetic resonance imag...  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

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 »

My 8-year-old daughter, following all vaccination schedules, is showing symptoms of hepatitis B. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is eight years old and has been given all the vaccines that the doctor has suggested. But, now, since yesterday, she is showing strange symptoms. So, I searched online to find them, and it says she may have hepatitis B. Can you help me know what the hepatitis B treatment gui...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly elaborate on the symptoms that you described as strange. Usually, in the vaccination schedule, hepatitis B vaccination is also one of the vaccines. If so, it is unlikely to be a hepatitis B infection, which spreads by parenteral or sexual route. However, for hep...  Read Full »

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