Good evening forum,
For the last 10 months I was dealing with severe bouts of various types of symptoms with severe bout of fatigue cycles as being the most prominent affecting my daily life and work. This went on since April 2017 on and off until Dec 2017. All of January 2018 I have began to feel normal again. Through this time, I visited multiple specialists from PCP, GI, Neuro, ID, Hema, Rheum, Cancer Clinic (10yr cancer survivor) trying to figure out what was going on. Prior to this I was fully healthy and active with no indication I could have HBV. All my blood work thru this has been normal (Liver Panel, CBCs, kidneys, literally everything). My ALT on a 7-56 scale has always been between 30-35 for the last 5 years, while on the 0-40 scale it’s been 17-21 this past year.
Last week my Rheum ran a hepatitis panel and it came back positive for exposure to Hep A and B.
Hep B Surface Antibody - non reactive
Hep B Surface Antigen QL - Nonreactive
Hep B Core AB Total - reactive
Hep B surface antibody immunity - <5 mIU/mL
Hep A Core AB total - reactive
So I don’t have immunity but the surface antigen is also negative. How is this interpreted? Five years ago I got these same results when donating blood. At the time I felt normal with no issues and the blood bank told me I likely was immune but you should follow up with a Doctor. I didn’t at the time because I was young and feeling fine and read that 95% of adults become naturally immune.
So here I am today not knowing if I am chronic, occult or an inactive carrier. My surface antigen was negative now and also 5 years ago. Up until last year I was feeling fine and all my blood work has been normal and CT scans as well for the last 10 years ( last year they said there was a tiny probable cyst in my liver).
Any comments anyone?
I would appreciate it. I am worried.
Post Edited (JosephTex) : 1/31/2018 2:47:44 PM (GMT-7)