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Sohan
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   Posted 5/29/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi All,

 

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

 

Regards,

Sohan

 


hep93
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   Posted 5/29/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

Hugs,

Connie

 
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Sohan
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   Posted 5/30/2010 1:51 AM (GMT -7)   

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-- Positive
HBeAG -- Negative
HBC total Antibody --Positive
HBC IGM Antibody --Negative
HEP C Virus Antibody--Negative

Please 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

 

Regards,

Sohan

 

Post Edited (Sohan) : 5/30/2010 2:59:54 AM (GMT-6)


hep93
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   Posted 5/30/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   

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.


hep93
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Sohan
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   Posted 5/30/2010 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Connie, thanks a lot for your comments I really appreciate your time.

I have a concern that is 1 month back my doctor suggested me to do AFT and USG abdomen test which I did and result was:
AFT(Alfa feto protein)-- Normal
USG Abdomen--- Marginally coarse echotexture of liver.

because of my all liver test (SGOT, SGPT, Total Protein, Bilirubin, AFT etc) was normal doctor suggested me to do a verification test of USG Abdomen and said that if it comes normal then you no need to do any more test just live normal life and every year he suggested me to do these test again and said no treatment requires if these test comes normal.
After retest from different place USG Abdomen results NORMAL. But I am worried a lot because what if there is an echotexture in liver? please tell me what should i do because first test said there is an echotexture and second said there is no echotexture.
Also please explain me what does it mean by eachtexure in liver? Please help me out.
I would always be thankful if anybody can give me suggestions or anything you guys want to say.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Sohan

hep93
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   Posted 5/30/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

Good luck!


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wheredidigo
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   Posted 6/10/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Sohan;) My last husband infected me with the hep b virus, which almost killed me,(1 percent of people die from the initial infection and I was almost one of them) My body fought off the infection, which has to happen in the first 6 mths or you have chronic hep b,,,,,,if your body does fight it off, you have had an acute case of hep b, in which case you are no longer infectious but will always show that you have had it. The fact that your test has shown that you have the antibody, seems that you are probably NOT infectious, but definately check with your doctor. If your doctor doesnt give you answers, or you dont understand, find another dr and keep asking until you find out your answers. Good luck!
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