Hepatitis b

What is Hepatitis b?

This is a type of infection caused by a virus transmitted usually by blood contact or bodily fluid contact.

Questions and answers on "Hepatitis b"

Hi, is a hepatitis B shot bad for you during early pregnancy?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Hepatitis B vaccine is not contraindicated in pregnancy.

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Hi Doc, I just had a bliood test a few days back and my doctor confirmed to me that i have Hepatitis B, and its in its early stages, he recommended an HBsAg test to be conducted. can you tell me more about this test and any symptoms that i need to worry about that may affect me badly in the future and please also tell me if there is a cure available

doctor1 MD

Welcome to HealthCare Magic. Thank you for posting your query.
I can understand your concern.

Any kind of hepatitis presents with
1. Pain in right upper abdomen
2. Fatigue
3. Loss of apetite
4. Yellowish discolouration of eyes and urine
5. nausea and vomiting

Without a blood HBsAg or Hepatitis B...

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I am 39yrs old, I had hepatitis B and my spouse had unprotected sex with me once without taking a vaccine, will he be infected,how soon will it show in his laboratory test? even when he has started taking the vaccine Like two weeks after the intercouse

doctor1 MD

Hello dear,

Thank you for your contact to health care magic.

I read and understand your concern.

I am Dr Arun Tank answering your concern.

Yes, there is definitely chance of the hepatitis infection. Hepatitis B can transfer more often than the HIV in this manner. So precaution should be taken...

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Hello doctor I have my result from my blood test yesterday. Then I know from the old doctor that I have hepa since 1999 which I am not aware of it.when I make a test long time ago. And the result from my SGPT Is 18.62 and my SGOT is 21.65. What does it means? Do I have my hepatitis B worst? And what is HBSAG - reactive? And what about my Anti-HBS (quanti) result is 2.00 - cut off value 10.00 mlU/ml - nonreactive. Is my health getting bad? Pls help me it effects me a lot:( I thougth it s for free sorry I can t pay and I don t have credit card or anything.. YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
You have presently normal SGOT and SGPT. These two enzymes indicates liver status. These two enzymes originate from liver. Out of these two, SGPT is very liver specific.
You have positive HbsAg and it indicates that you are suffering from hepatitis B.
Though you...

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Hi doc

I have hepatitis B non reactive and want to cure any medicine.Get the blood test done . Its been 2 years now i am suffering consecration is same 250. Please advice.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX,
A person who has a test of hepatitis B antigen showing non-reactive, he/ she does not have infection of Hepatitis B at all! So what are you worried about? If your hepatitis B antibody (and not the antigen) test is showing non-reactive, that means again you are not infected by the...

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doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

The period between transmission of the hepatitis B virus and the beginning of symptoms of hepatitis B -- which is known as the "hepatitis B incubation period" -- lasts between 30 and 180 days. The length of this incubation period will depend on how many virus...

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my daughter was vaccinated with all 3 shots of Hepatitis B as per the vaccination chart after her birth.
Now she is 4 1/2 year old and recently the pediatric has given her again the hepatitis B vaccination along with the DTap/IPV vaccination.
will the hepatitis B re-vaccination cause any harm to her?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No harm. No need to worry.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

The extra dose of Hepatitis B vaccine will simply serve as a booster for the immunity already gain. It will not do any harm. You need not worry....

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I have a friend that was just told they have hepatitis B. We have kissed but no other physical contact. Should I be concerned?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hepatitis B is not spread by kissing!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this worry that you have expressed. Hepatitis B is not transmitted by kissing. There is no reason to be afraid of a possible contamination from the kiss you...

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I am at inactive stage of hepatitis B virus. Do i need medication?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thank you for using HealthCareMagic.
I read your question.
If you are in inactive stage of hepatitis B, you dont need to start the treatment.
You need to do regular follow up ( liver test , and hepatitis B test) to distinguish the active stage of...

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Hello I am 26 years old, i had a blood transfusion in Aug 2010 and detected as hepatitis B positive in Apr 2011 when I got hospitalized because of jaundice . It took six weeks to recover from jaundice. Now my billurubin and Liver enzymes are normal. Please tell me whether is it acute or chronic infection (as most probably I got infected at the time of blood transfusion)?

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welcome to healthcare magic ....
If you are HBsAg Positive for more than six months after your diagnosis of Hepatitis B then you are considered to have Chronic form of Hepatitis B.
If your HBsAg levels are negative with in 6 months of your diagnosis , then you had an acute form of Hepatitis B...

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Recent questions on  Hepatitis b

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my immunesystem is very strong but my digestive system is very week.i have to go washroom 6-7 times daily.after taking breakfast,dinner i have to go washroom daily.i have also gastric problem.my weight is 48 kg and decreasing day by day.my problem is from 1995 but i amnot cured till date. bilrubin-0.67,SGOT-24,SGPT-19,ALKALYINE PHOSPHASE-68,TSH-1.46,TTG-9.6,Hb-10.4,TLC-8500,PLT-2.34. HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY(Anti-HBs),serum- 1000.00 mIU/mL

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Greetings. I have creatinine 5.4 not diabetic but have extreme anemia and have hepatitis B . Bp 140/80. I m getting ready for dialysis. Will I get any side effects after going on hemodialysis. Since I have hepatitis B? How big of a chance will I die during a dialysis section?

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Respected Docter Sir, My name is Imtiaz ali Baloch 45 years old from Mirpurkhas, Pakistan. My question is that I am a patient of Diabetes and now also patient of upper GI Bleeding. Bleeding has been controlled by a local medical centre but i went to Karachi for consulting a Gastrolgist who got tests according to my reports in ultrasound Dr. mentioned her conlusion in ultrasound report as " Miled ascitiesis seen liver showscoarse with irregular margins Portal Vein is normaland measures 1.3 cm(upper limit of normal)Moderate splenomegaly.findings are due to cirrhosisof liver with portal hypertension. Gall bladder appears thick walled as seen in cases of ascites.Whereas Hepatitis B surface Antigen was mentioned as 4400 and normal cut off value is 1000 through E.I.A Method Worty Sir still some time pain starts by in my stomach and stool passes blakish like burnt black oil. Dr . Has only advised me that this is a case of Hepatitis B along with Sugar so he suggested me Tablets Indiral 10 mg Morning and Evening, Gatril 2 mg half an hour before breakfast, Zentec Morning and Evening Tablet Bacefol only one per day and Isphghol bhoosi one spoon please read my case and help me for God sake and advise me the meal and things for daily diet and some medicines becase again I am affected with same disease. I shall be very thankful to you. The content is too much lengthy but it was very essential to describe my real position Thanks I hope That your honour will never mind.

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hi, my mother ihas been diagnosed hepatitis b five days back,presently she is having jaundice which is 4.3.She is taking jaundice medicine to recover from it, please advise when to start the treatment of hepatitis B and what tests should be done for starting the treatment

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You can refer the above case of mine as i had already talk with you. Now i want to share some information. I had been getting pains under right side under ribs and upper abdomen. 1 month back - I had throat pain, body pain and mild fever so i had...

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A year ago I got tested for HIV/STDs, when I called for my results they said everything was ok. but i was checking my blue cross blue shield statements and I saw the results for that test. I need to have them explained to me.

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My Father is caused by hepatitis B positive , Please suggest How to make it negative and lever report is ok

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