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Hepatitis,liver enzymes normal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi my name is Joe
User :   and i wanna ask u some few questions about hepatitis
Doctor :  
yes proceed
User :   k
User :   but can i know your name pls
User :   can you get hepatitis when your liver enzymes are normal
Doctor :  
dr. Raj
User :   i got vacinned 2yrs ago
User :   and the last time i had sex was before i got the vacination
User :   after which i never had sex
Doctor :  
User :   i recently did my physicals and my liver enzymes are normal
User :   but is it posible that i can get hepatitis
Doctor :   ok

User :   i did the hep test and waiting for the results
User :   but i'm so scared
Doctor :  
what about jaundice and billirubin
User :   i have been having some itchy skin for some time now
User :   what is billirubin
User :   i have red eyes
Doctor :   ok

User :   so i cant really tell whether i have jaundice or not
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
go for the test?
User :   the whites of my eyes are more like light red
User :   i did
User :   but i want to know
User :   is it possible
User :   because i think if i have hep it would have been more than 2 yrs now
User :   and that shd have reflected in my liver enzymes
User :   dnt u think so doc/
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
i tis not posible wiyh enzymes decreased
User :   u mean if my liver enzymes are normal then i dnt have hep
Doctor :   yes in majotiy of the cases we see liver enzyme changes
User :   okay
User :   what about the itchy skin
User :   how is the itchiness with hep patients
Doctor :   it could be due to not metobolsing hte food matierals and due to bilirubin it iscaused.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
User :   yep
Doctor :  
are you there
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   ok
User :   i didnt get what u said
User :   it could be due to
Doctor :  
bilirubin is the cause of itching
User :   so what about it
Doctor :  
and liver problen , so not able to break down the food
User :   and what causes that problem
Doctor :  
could be hepatits,. cirrosis, alchol
Doctor :  
smokin , drugs for long time
User :   oh ok
User :   i've been on antiviral drugs and some pain medication for 4 months now
User :   could that be the reason
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
4 months is not aprob, whats yur age?
User :   22
User :   okay
User :   its not very severe itching
Doctor :  
User :   its very mild but i kinda listens to my body too much now
User :   and every little thing seems to scare me
Doctor :  
ok, dont panic
User :   alright
User :   u see
Doctor :  
its going to be ok
User :   my sis who is 20 was jus diagnosed to have hep b last week
User :   so u see y i'm panicing
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
no, you are worring , it is not necasary when treatment is ther
User :   really
User :   do u think she can have babies
User :   cos i know the baby will get infected
Doctor :  
yes 60%chance is ther.
User :   wait
User :   60 % chance that what
User :   the baby will get infected
Doctor :  
but with the immunisation it can reduced stillmore
Doctor :   if both parentsisare infected it increses.
User :   oh man
User :   now u see y i'm scared
Doctor :  
not toworry
User :   hmm
User :   ok doc
User :   how is the itching in hep patients like
Doctor :  
ok,any other quries
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form
User :   doc
User :   can u describe the itching in hep for me pls
Doctor :   cetrizine 10 mg
User :   no i want description of the itching
Doctor :   ok
User :   do they get rash at where the itching is or there is no rash there
Doctor :  
due to increse in bilirubin and som unmetoblised substances causes the itching
User :   is it random
User :   or they get rash at the itchy places
Doctor :  
yes you may get rash also
User :   ok
User :   tnx doc
User :   have a nice day
Doctor :  
thank you
Doctor :  
User :   i appreciate your work
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