My name is sohan, 2 year back I came to know that I am having hepatitis B. I used to drink but after that i stopped.
I did lots of test like like liver profile AFT, HBV DNA Quantification USG abdomen etc.
My liver profile including SGOT, SGPT, and Total Protein etc is NORMAL from last 2 years and continuously monitoring the same.
I recently did HBV DND Quantification (Viral Load) test and result was 3000 IU/ML (Serum by real time SDS), I could not understand what it indicates, Please tell me what does it means and in which stage of this disease I am.
My AFT was normal, and recently I did USG abdomen and it is normal. I want to know in which stage of this disease I am
Also I am worried about it because doctors said that this disease may cause liver cirrhosis and may be liver cancer too.
Is there any treatment to recover from it? I would be thankful if anyone can suggest me any specific diet or precautions in my daily life.
I am also very much worry about hepatitis B because doctors said me that I would be carrier of this virus, right now I am single but may be after 1 or 2 years i would get married, I don’t know how to handle this disease.
Please help me out with your suggestions or anything you want to tell me.
Thanks In advance
Soban, welcome to the forum. I personally have hep C and also had hep B, but my immune system overrode the hep B and I have the antibody for it. You may be a healthy chronic carrier--which is not an infectious state. You need to test positive for both HBsAg and HBcAB to be in this group, which is not infectious. If you are truly infectious, you will have both those markers and also HBeAg, and your liver enzymes will be elevated with an inflamed liver. You might ask your doctor to do these tests if they haven't already been done, just to clarify your status. I am glad to hear that you stopped drinking alcohol, as that is the single best thing you can do for your liver. Also decrease your salt intake and try to avoid beef.
Hep93 Thank you so much for your valuable comments. I don’t understand what do u mean by healthy chronic carrier? if possible please explain it.I did following Test:HBsAG-- PositiveHBeAG -- NegativeHBC total Antibody --PositiveHBC IGM Antibody --NegativeHEP C Virus Antibody--NegativePlease tell me what does these test indicate? And also am I in safe stage or I am going to have big trouble? Please tell me if I would have to do anymore test? Any precautions I need to take? I want to overcome from this disease, is it possible in my case? Please tell me what i can do to fully recover from this disease.
Thanks In advance
Post Edited (Sohan) : 5/30/2010 2:59:54 AM (GMT-6)
Soban, from the results you gave and using the information in my previous post, it sounds like you are a healthy chronic carrier. This is a medical term used for someone who has been exposed to hep B, but is not in an infectious state. However, I am not a doctor and I suggest you clarify this with your physician.
Even if your immune system has overcome the hep B virus, you will still always test positive for it. This simply means that you cannot donate blood. If you continue to abstain from alcohol intake and maintain a healthful diet, you should have no problems. However, I do urge you to consult a hepatologist or infectious disease doctor, if yours is neither of these, to clarify the situation.
Echotexture is a term used in radiology to describe liver cancer. Since your last test was negative and your alpha fetoprotein (a cancer marker) was also negative, I would say you have nothing to worry about. Just do not drink alcohol or stress your body. I agree that it would be best to repeat these tests in a year's time.