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 tested positive for the hepatitis B virus. How to get rid of the virus from my bloodstream?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old and have tested positive for the hepatitis B virus. So, I want to know if there is anything I can do to get rid of the virus entirely from my bloodstream.   Read Full »

Dr. Archana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will try to help you resolve your problems. If you tested hepatitis B positive, kindly get yourself treated with antibiotics. Ask your physician to treat you with antibiotics depending on your weight, and dosed accordingly. Antibodies us...  Read Full »

I have tested positive for hepatitis B antigen, but I am asymptomatic. Can I still transmit the disease?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I had a routine test done for all STDs and got a positive hepatitis B test result. How to get it treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I was hoping to find out more about the results of my most recent hepatitis B test. I underwent a routine test for all sexually transmitted diseases and one of my results for hepatitis B was positive. After a month, I repeated the test because I thought the results may be negative.The doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. There is no reason to be worried because your hepatitis B surface antigen is negative. However, you might be anti-hepatitis antibody positive, which is not investigated in your report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). So your body is trying to ...  Read Full »

How does the hepatitis B virus spread?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about Hepatitis B virus. I have been affected by this disease. Is it a contagious disease? Can others use the things which I use? Can others drink water with my used glass? How does this virus spread? In people who have already taken hepatitis B virus vaccine, is there...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person and through blood, mucous membranes, and wounds. Yes, other persons can use your things and drink water from your glass if they do not have any injury. You should not have sexual contact with ...  Read Full »

Could you please look into my hepatitis B test results and explain the same?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to understand in detail about my hepatitis B results. I have the result with me, but I need further clarification. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am reviewing your attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and will get back to you. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am HBV positive. What are the chances that I will completely get rid of it within six months?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 28 years old. I had my blood test done last month. HBV was negative. When tested again 53 days later, it came out to be positive. Do I have acute or chronic? Are all HBV acute for the first six months? What are the chances that I will completely get rid of it within six months?  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your HBsAg was positive on the second occasion, but negative 53 days before that, you have acute Hepatitis B infection. Most of the time, HBsAg is discovered incidentally. It is not common for Hepatitis B to be diagnosed in the acute phase. More than 90 % of patie...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My friend has hepatitis B with liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma that has spread to form thrombosis. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My friend has tested positive for the hepatitis B virus. He has a cirrhotic liver, and hepatocellular carcinoma has spread to cause a malignant portal vein thrombosis. His doctors are saying that there is nothing to be done and that other than HBV medications, there are no treatment optio...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Uzair Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports (the attachment was removed to protect the patient's identity), but it does not show the complete set. To decide what therapies could be offered, I specifically need to see the following: Serum bilirubin level. Serum albumin lev...  Read Full »

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 »

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