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Hepatitis B during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doctor
User :   My Wife is pregnant now 14 weeks, as a routine check as per the Gyno we
found all results were fine expect - HBsAg : Postive
As per her advice- she said if you had jaundice in past you might have
this / if she had recieved blood in the past, she has not recieved blood
from any one else but,she did suffer from jaunidce in her child hood, can
you please tell me if any further treatment is required for this. she has
reduced her wait since last checkup by a kg which worries me a lot as well
FYI - here are the details of report
Australia Antigen -(HBsAG) +ve
Screening test for HIV I&II : Nonreactive
VDRL: Nonreactive
IMMUNOASSAYS-HbsAg(Quantitative) Reactive >250 IU/ml
method:Chemiluminescence microparticle immunoassay
comment : Hbsag confirmatory test: +ve (Neutralisatin by specific
antibody 84%
User :   pls advice
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   hold on let me read this
User :   thank you
Doctor :   u should be taking the vaccination
Doctor :   and also avoid oily food and meat to the possible extent
User :   i have already taken the vaccination in past, but what worries me is about my wife , shld we do any further tests will it affect teh baby
Doctor :   avoid having sex as even it will be transmitted to you also
Doctor :   once it is cured the jaundice will automatically reduce
Doctor :   and fade away
User :   i guess youhave misunderstood
User :   she is now diagonsed with HBsAG as +ve in her pregenancy
User :   will this fade away ?
Doctor :   ya it will fade away
Doctor :   jaundice is the only symptom right
Doctor :   once it is reduced it means even the main disease is fading away
Doctor :   got my point

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