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Precautions to be taken for Hepatitis B - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi how can i help you
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   need
User :   I am from blore and wanted to Know more abt Hepatities B
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what in particular are you looking for
User :   Because my brother was diagnosed with Chronic HB+ and died last year
User :   even my mom too
User :   so i wanted to know will it affect me also
User :   i had a liver biopsy, CBC and LFT done at Pune
Doctor :   ok
User :   Biopsy says no affect to liver and no liasions on liver seen
Doctor :   k
User :   Blood count is normal and LFT is normal range
User :   so i am bit scared
User :   kindly let me know will it affects me as my family is telling that i will die soon
Doctor :   have you got the Hepatitis B test done to see for the various serum markers
User :   yes its done
Doctor :   tell me the values pls
User :   i don remember the 2 names of test... i guess its HBSAG and HBvAG
User :   right
User :   i don remember the exact value now as i am at wrk..
User :   but for sure the report is negative
User :   hello doctor u thr
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Yes, as I am chatting with many patients Please bear with us for a reply
User :   Ok
Doctor :   ver any of these tests positive
Doctor :   then that you mentioned]
Doctor :   HBS Ag and the HBV ag
User :   no none of them ver +ve
User :   nope
User :   but Dr from Pune said that i need to take extra care
Doctor :   which one since both have different significance
User :   even though the tests are -ve
Doctor :   ok
User :   both are -ve
User :   i am really worried cos i am gettin married next month
Doctor :   get a repeat test for HBsAg and HBeAg they will help you get abetter idea
Doctor :   sinec if HBsAg + then you ould be a silent carrier
Doctor :   If HBeAg + then you arae having an active infection
User :   what is meant by silent carrier
User :   and active infection
User :   what time it will take for slent and active infection
Doctor :   you may just have the virus but it will not affect you "silent carrier"
Doctor :   active infection " the virus is multiplying in you and you need to get medications for them
User :   and if both are +ve then.....??
Doctor :   the time is been on how recently you have had these infections
Doctor :   then you have an Active infection which needs to b e
Doctor :   put on treatment
User :   ok.. thank you so much for the info doctor
Doctor :   pls fill this form
Doctor :   tell me when done
User :   i am done
User :   last question
User :   pls
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pls tell me
User :   what will be the life span for a active carrier
User :   on an avg
Doctor :   they are not to worry about since the person can be a life long carrier and die of old age but thiswill not affect him in any regard
User :   u mean active infection right
User :   u r sure right cos i am really scared since my bro and mom died of the same
Doctor :   no chronic carrier
Doctor :   active infection will
Doctor :   need medication to control the virus
User :   now whats that chronic carrier
Doctor :   the on ewho has the virus in his blood but the
Doctor :   virus is doing no harm to him
User :   for chronic carrier a person need medication for controlling the virus, correct
Doctor :   no they are the ionce who do not need but they need to be on regular follow up......
active infection is where the virus is multiplying in him
User :   no no i am confused doctor
Doctor :   and the person needs the antiviral agent to control the infection
Doctor :   pls clarify
User :   if a person is chronic, then what are the steps
Doctor :   just regular follow up with the Antibody titres
User :   whr r the antibody titres available
User :   i hope i am not asking u silly questions as i needed to clarify all
Doctor :   inthe serum they are the by product of the blood
Doctor :   you are not
User :   and is thr any way out to keep the chronic patient healthy
Doctor :   asking me but this requires some understanding
User :   like any medicine or so, or injections
Doctor :   yes have a regular balance diet since the liver will not be able to put out all the toxins they
User :   cos i had been given injections last year
Doctor :   medicines are not required
Doctor :   what were they
User :   one sec
User :   i am just getting the name of that from my mom
User :   is that ok wth U
Doctor :   yup
User :   thanks
Doctor :   It mostly could be a Hepatitis B /vaccination
User :   she is checking the reports as she is in native
User :   no i had almost 12 injections
Doctor :   that is followed in all family members
Doctor :   o
Doctor :   did they mention it to be some serum or something like that
User :   she told the name of the injection is Pegasus
User :   the docs thr told that the injections were for antiviral updation
Doctor :   are you correct with the spelling
Doctor :   ok
User :   one sec
Doctor :   then fine
User :   means...
User :   do u need to log out
Doctor :   antiviral treatment needs to be inetiated that
Doctor :   was done in your case but i am not sure of the spelling in you
User :   till wat time u will be online
Doctor :   we are over due now
Doctor :   but i shall ansre oyou
User :   few more mins
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pls tell me
Doctor :   ru there
User :   YES
User :   she is searching for the exact name of injection
Doctor :   k
User :   so... only 5 mins
Doctor :   you could always log in tomorrow between 9am to 9 pm we will always be there to help you
User :   when i had biopsy i had VOVERAN IM SOS injection
Doctor :   thats a pain killer has nothing to do with your Hepatitis
User :   Referon4.5 injection
Doctor :   thats the anti viral like antibiotic that kills the viruses
User :   whats that
User :   is it for HB+
Doctor :   Hepatitis is a virus so antiviral kills the virus
Doctor :   Hepatitis B is the virus Hepatitis is the disease caused by it
Doctor :   Is there anything else ?
User :   no doctor
User :   i will talk to U tomo
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User :   as i will get all the updates
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Bye
Doctor :   ok then
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