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Diagnostic measures for Hepatitis B - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi doc
User :   want to know abt hepititis b
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   actually afrnd of mine is a carrier of the disese
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is suffering frm it since last 4 yrs
Doctor :   please fill the details
Doctor :   of ur friend
User :   but has shown no signs of t disese
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is 27yrs single working in some mnc
Doctor :   ok
User :   he got the infectin after a surgery as he says
Doctor :   what tests did he undergo?
User :   actuaaly he came to know abt it whn he donated blood in a blood camp
Doctor :   ok
User :   i wanted to know can he get married
Doctor :   what tests did he undergo?
User :   will his wife b at some risk if
Doctor :   did he receive any treatment for this?
Doctor :   yes she would be
User :   some australian antigen test i suppose
Doctor :   ok
User :   even if she is vacccinated
Doctor :   not if she is vaccinated
Doctor :   but i suggest
User :   and what abt child
Doctor :   that he get himself
Doctor :   further evaluated
User :   what kind of tests do u suggest doctor
Doctor :   HbeAg
Doctor :   Anti HBC
User :   ok
Doctor :   he can get himself evaluated with a gastroenterologist
Doctor :   and find out in what stage
Doctor :   the infection is
User :   what for?
User :   ok
Doctor :   if he is actively transmitting or not
User :   oh
User :   and if it is not i suppose thr won't b any problem
Doctor :   if he's actively transmitting he may need therapy
Doctor :   does he have any symptoms?
User :   ok
User :   not yet i suppose
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is absoluttely healthy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   also he should
User :   what will t treatment include?
Doctor :   get his future wife vaccinated
User :   ok
Doctor :   against hepatitis b
Doctor :   the children can be also vaccinated immediately
User :   what abt thr childern
Doctor :   after birth but its risky
User :   ok
Doctor :   its better if he gets these investigations done
Doctor :   We suggest to get the investigations done at an accredited and barcoded lab,
User :   i will ask him to get this done
Doctor :   ok
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