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Hepatitis with normal liver enzymes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   HI
Doctor :   hi
User :   i have some few questions to ask u
User :   my name is
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
I am dr
User :   can u get hepatitis when your liver enzymes are normal
Doctor :   yes , intially?
User :   okay
User :   i just did my physicals last week and my liver enzymes are normal
User :   the last time i had sex was 2 yrs ago
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and after the last time i had sex i got vacinned against hep b
Doctor :  
ok
User :   is it posible for me to have hep now
Doctor :  
yes , its also posible
User :   really
User :   i'm scared
Doctor :  
but very less compaired to earliar
User :   cos i feel itchy and i know its one of the symptoms
User :   i did the test already and the results will be in on tuesday
Doctor :   yes ,jaundice and itching may be there.
User :   but i cant sleep cos i'm scared
User :   but i dnt think i have jaundice
Doctor :   ok

User :   how is the itching in hep like
Doctor :  
dont worry with treatment it will come down
User :   no
User :   then it means i cant marry
User :   cos u dnt want your child to have hep
Doctor :  
it depends
User :   on what?
Doctor :  
the chance is less if wife is immunized
User :   okay
User :   doc the hep virus attacks the liver right?
Doctor :  
and give the baby treatment at birth and immunisation
Doctor :  
yes, liver
User :   and they cause harm to the liver
User :   making it inflammed
User :   and giving off high liver enzymes
User :   so how can i still have hep if my liver enzymes are normal
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
thats can be confirmed with test for hepatits
User :   is it possible that way
Doctor :  
in intil stages we can go for immunassay
User :   to have hep virus for more than 2 yrs and still have normal liver enzymes
Doctor :  
yes , its possible in incubation period and asymptomatic stage
Doctor :  
its is not possible to my knowledge
User :   doc so what do the virus do in your body for that 2 to 3 years
User :   without attacking the liver
Doctor :  
so wai tfor the result . mostly it will be negative for hep b
User :   okay
Doctor :  
is your bilrubin high??
User :   ha
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i dnt think i did a test for that
Doctor :  
it could be hep A also>
Doctor :  
ok
User :   but my sis had high liver enzymes and they confirmed last week that she has hep b
Doctor :  
jaundice may be due to hepA
Doctor :  
ok
User :   is only the yellowing of the face that confirms jaundice
Doctor :  
is any of you parents have hep b/
User :   no
Doctor :  
yellow sclera and urine
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i have yellow urine
Doctor :  
ok,
User :   but what is sclera
Doctor :  
on any medication
User :   ibuprofine
Doctor :  
outer layer of eye is called sclera.
User :   oh
Doctor :  
since how many days?
User :   i dont get u
Doctor :  
iboprofen sinc ehow amny days are you on.
User :   i have been on pain medications for about 4 months now
User :   and anti virus drugs too
Doctor :  
ok
User :   because i was having some pains
User :   and swelling too
Doctor :  
tat can cause yellow urine also?
User :   ok
Doctor :  
And for lonf time can damage liver also..
User :   ok
User :   the doctors prescribed it
Doctor :  
dont worry to much , wait for the results
User :   i'm scared
User :   i dnt want to be positive
Doctor :   ok, not a prob for 4 months,
User :   k
Doctor :  
i think it should be negative.
User :   i think so too
Doctor :  
how your sister got hep b?
User :   but the itchy skin makes me nervous
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i dnt know
User :   she said she never had sex
Doctor :  
take a anti iching tablets
Doctor :  
ok
User :   k
User :   she had high liver enzymes
Doctor :  
any blood transfusion or sharing of injectable needles
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and was complaining of stomach ache most of the time
Doctor :  
ok
User :   she had some pains in the joints too
User :   and was itchy
Doctor :  
ok
User :   thats what makes me scared itchiness
Doctor :  
itchnes will come down after starting the treatment?
Doctor :  
geting scared worsens the situation
User :   its not very severe but it kinda makes me nervous
User :   really
User :   how?
Doctor :  
so dont worry have balanced food.
User :   i'll try
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i think thats about it doc
Doctor :  
exercise and be fit instead of worrying. that will boost your immunity.
User :   jus me and my hep fears
User :   okay
Doctor :  
it happens
User :   k
User :   tnx doc
Doctor :  
but dont worry , ihave seen lot of patients with hep b and normally leading the life
User :   God bless u
Doctor :  
ok thank you
Doctor :  
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User :   i think i have to leave now
User :   have a nice day
User :   bye
Doctor :  
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Doctor :  
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