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Now diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. What does transaminitis mean?

Now diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. What does transaminitis mean?

Liver enzymes: Enough of your liver cells are bad-hurt or dying off and being replaced that the enzymes (AST/SGOT and ALT/SGPT) from inside of them is much increased in your blood. Get you hep b managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hepatitis B (Definition)

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I was diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. does anyone knows what transaminitis mean?

I was diagnosed as a hepatitis b carrier with mild transaminitis. does anyone knows what transaminitis mean?

Elevated AST ALT: - itis = inflammation. transaminases = liver enzymes, AST and ALT. transaminitis = elevation of AST and ALT. it should not be 2/2 HBV though if you are indeed just a carrier - something else going on? ...Read more

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Non Reactive: Inconsistent with immunity, less than 10 mIU/mL. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody. Does this mean I don't have Hepatitis B as well?

Non Reactive: Inconsistent with immunity, less than 10 mIU/mL. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody.  Does this mean I don't have Hepatitis B as well?

You don't most likel: there can be a problem with the test if the antibody has not developed (takes up to a month) or if the viral proteins are so much that it sucks up all the antibody. Gnerally both the viral protein and antibody levels are measured at the same time. but seems negative. ...Read more

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What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

What medication should someone with hep c be taking regularly? Late stages of hep c.

Cirrhosis?: Recommendations for people with hepatitis c and cirrhosis include avoiding all alcohol, vaccinations for hepatitis a and b if never exposed, ultrasound for liver cancer every six months, endoscopy to look for enlarged veins in the esophagus, limit tylenol (acetaminophen) and discuss all meds with your doctor, and develop a plan for treatment of hepatitis c. Regular doctor visits for monitoring are critical. ...Read more

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I have chronic hep c with a b viral load. What does b viral load mean?

I have chronic hep c with a b viral load. What does b viral load mean?

Not sure: I'm not sure. In people with hepatitis c we check hcv RNA (hepatitis c viral load). There's also a hepatitis b viral load (hbv dna)' but that has nothing to do with hepatitis c. Make sure you don't have both infections. ...Read more

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Normal liver function, should need to treat? I was a hepatitis b virus carriers. What drugs can clear the hepatitis b virus.

Normal liver function, should need to treat? I was a hepatitis b virus carriers. What drugs can clear the hepatitis b virus.

Doubtful: Asymptomatic carriage of hep b is common, although some hepatologists would recommend biopsy to be certain that the status of the disease is proven. There are several antivirals (lamivudine, adefovir, tenofovir, telbivudine, and entecavir), and immune system modulators (interferon Alpha 2a, and peg if Alpha 2a) which can be used in therapy, but your hepatologist would explain these effectively. ...Read more

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Medical reports of my father having alfafetoprotein(afp) is 11727.28 ng/ml , hepatitis b antigen 78.05 & HBsAG is >250iu/ml what is meant by report?

Medical reports of my father having alfafetoprotein(afp) is 11727.28 ng/ml , hepatitis b antigen 78.05 & HBsAG is >250iu/ml what is meant by report?

Elevated AFP: Given your father's history of chronic hbv infection and now with the marked elevation of afp, this is almost conclusive of possible hepatocellular carcinoma. Need to follow up with your primary care doctor, gi, and oncologist for further work up and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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How do u detect hepatitis a and/or hepatitis b infection(s) when u have been immunized with twinrix? Antibody level would b high due 2 vaccination.

How do u detect hepatitis a and/or hepatitis b infection(s) when u have been immunized with twinrix?  Antibody level would b high due 2 vaccination.

Answer: For detecting acute infection we look for hepatitis antigen. Then there are certain antibodies that are specific for acute verses chronic infection and immunized status as well. ...Read more

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What immunization should be given to hepatitis b and c negativr cld(chronic liver disease)?

Hep B vaccine: You should be vaccinated against hepatitis a & b. Unfortunately there is not yet a vaccine for c. The more common cause of cld is non-alcoholic steatorrheic (or fatty liver), but there are several other causes for which you should be evaluated, several of them uncommon, but need exclusion. See a GI doctor with interest in liver disease. ...Read more

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If parts of a liver is removed from a cirrhosis patient who was a Hep B carrier but is now 100% Hep B immune, will "normal" liver tissue be regrown?

If parts of a liver is removed from a cirrhosis patient who was a Hep B carrier but is now 100% Hep B immune, will "normal" liver tissue be regrown?

Depends: how was the conversion achieved? assuming with medications, how long has it been? if you're talking about living organ donation, better to discuss the specifics of the case with the transplant center. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b antigen negative HBV load is 13160iu/ml. Taking tenofo b for three months now HBV load is >20. Please suggest me what can i do?

Hepatitis b antigen negative HBV load is 13160iu/ml. Taking tenofo b for three months now HBV load is >20. Please suggest me what can i do?

Continue to take: You are a hepatitis B virus carrier. With the use of the antiviral agent, tenofovir, you have successfully suppressed viral replication, which will help reduce the risk of hepatitis progression. This does not mean that you are cured however, and you will need to take this medication, as prescribed, otherwise you are at risk for viral reactivation and developing a drug resistant mutation. ...Read more

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Can chronic hep b with hbeag negative nd persistent ALT hbsag, DNA be called active carrier. Can it be functionally cured to inactive.Infected at 16?

Can chronic hep b with hbeag negative nd persistent ALT hbsag, DNA be called active carrier. Can it be functionally cured to inactive.Infected at 16?

Definitions changing: As a new hepatitis patient, i'm glad you're learning about your disease, which is very serious but is usually manageable if you comply. Older definitions of "active carrier" focused on lack of e-antibody; newer definitions may include presence of serum markers for fibrosis and inflammation and viral load regardless of e-status. The key is to seek to be treated aggressively in hope of good outcome. ...Read more

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Hbv DNA is 13160iu/ml. Hepatitis b surface antigen negative. Chronic hepatitis b take tenofo b for 3 month? hepatologist answer me. tell my condition?

Your condition: Needs more information and test to determine the stage of your chronic active hepatitus B. Viral load do not correlate with the stage of liver damage or fibrosis ...Read more

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Can hepatitis B be treated with a shot? Thanks in advance.

Can hepatitis B be treated with a shot? Thanks in advance.

No, need more than 1: Hepatitis B can be treated with many shots. Chronic active infection takes weekly or even daily injections for a prolonged period of time (6 months or longer). There are also antiviral pills, but those are taken daily or sometimes multiple times per day. There are vaccines & shots to *prevent* hepatitis B transmission (HBV vaccine is 3 shots over 3 months)- but this is not *treatment*, only preven ...Read more

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My sister is hep c postive genotype 1 can you get two strands of hep c? After she was infected, she shared needles with someone who also has hep c.

My sister is hep c postive genotype 1 can you get two strands of hep c? After she was infected, she shared needles with someone who also has hep c.

Yes: People can get multiple strains of hepatitis c, although usually we only detect one to two different genotypes at a time. It is unclear whether multiple strains have any impact on liver disease, but treatment is driven by the hardest to treat genotype in the mix. So if someone had a mix of genotypes 1 and 2 they would be treated as a 1. Lots of other reasons not to share needles like hiv. ...Read more