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Positive for hepatitis B. Tests done. Advise?

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Hello there,
my name is XXXXXXX and i have been tested postive for hepatitis B for past 2 years, and i have been in constant touch with my doctor, who my looking into my reports says that i do not need any treatment at this point.
here are my detailed report
Total Bilirubin 1.6
DIrect 0.4
indirect 1.2
Alkine 105
Gamma 18.0
Date :28-6-2011
Total Bilirubin 1.08
DIrect 0.21
indirect 0.87
Alkine 146
Gamma 31

Date :23-3-2011
Total Bilirubin 1.24
DIrect 0.23
indirect 1.0
Alkine 128
Gamma 36
HBeAG Antigen, Serun Non Reactive Below 1.0 Ration

Please Suggest me with the right Advice
Thanks in Advance

Posted Sun, 24 Jun 2012 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 21 minutes later
Thanks for the query.
Since you are having hepatitis B for past 2 years,it is called as doctor is right that you don't need any treatment now as your hepatitis B injection is lying in dormant stage as suggested by non reactive HBeAG antigen.
This antigen is a marker of active multiplication of virus.
Another marker for active mutiplication is HBV DNA which is also called as viral load.
However you must be in constant touch with your doctor and keep getting your investigations regularly.
The treatment is started,the moment these markers show sign of activity.
Alcohol intake is strict NO.
I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck.
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Follow-up: Positive for hepatitis B. Tests done. Advise? 19 hours later
and what are my chances can the Virus be eliminated completely from my Body since i have a chronic hepatitis B infection
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 18 minutes later
Unfortunately this is not possible.
Even if blood tests doesnt show the presence of virus,some virus do stay in the liver cells.
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