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Positive for hepatitis B. Tests done. Advise?

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Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2012
Question: 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
date:11-2-2012
SGOT 20
SGPT 27
Total Bilirubin 1.6
DIrect 0.4
indirect 1.2
Alkine 105
Gamma 18.0
Date :28-6-2011
SGOT 18
SGPT 21
Total Bilirubin 1.08
DIrect 0.21
indirect 0.87
Alkine 146
Gamma 31

Date :23-3-2011
SGOT 32
SGPT 35
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

Regards XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (21 minutes later)
Hello XXXXXXX
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.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (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
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (18 minutes later)
Hello
Unfortunately this is not possible.
Even if blood tests doesnt show the presence of virus,some virus do stay in the liver cells.
Thanks
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Positive for hepatitis B. Tests done. Advise?

Hello XXXXXXX
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.
Thanks