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HBsAg positive in a 4 month pregnant lady - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Hi im 4 months pregnant
User :   and have been detected hbsag positive
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
Doctor :   k
User :   im consulting a gastro and he has asked me to perform a serious of tests...
Doctor :   ok
User :   like HBeag, Upper abdomen ultrasound, HBV -DNA positive and anti HCV
Doctor :   yes thats right
User :   my HBeag is negative, Ultrasound is normal, HBV-DNA qualitative shows "HBV detected" and anti hcv is negative...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is HBs ag negative
User :   no that is positive....
Doctor :   ok
User :   ive been asked to take lamivudine...
Doctor :   thats right
User :   is it safe to consume it at this juncture?? is it safe for the baby???
Doctor :   how many months are yu pregnant
User :   ive completed 4 months yesterday...
Doctor :   because the viral load- HBV DNA is positive
Doctor :   the need of antiviral drug lamivudine
Doctor :   is very much required
Doctor :   it has few side effects
Doctor :   but among the antivirals this has the least side effects
Doctor :   this will not harm your baby
Doctor :   there are no teratogenic effects

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