Can chronic Hepatitis B ever clear from one's DNA?

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Hi. I am 44. Last year in September after being ill for 6 weeks ( doctor's failed to diagnose the correct problem.....) I was finally diagnosed as having Hepatitis B. I live in Spain but am British. I wa told that it was now chronic and therefore I have it in my DNA. Had they diagnosed sooner ( I went to the doctor when every joint in my body became very painful after I had a high fever with major pain similar I guess to severe rheumatism) could they have given me treatment to clear the acute Hepatitis and it would not have become chronic? Now that it is chronic - is it ever possible to clear from one's system after time and without medication? I have been given very very little information here from a decidedly "frosty" specialist. I would also like to know if this can affect my ability to have children ie if I ever do then they can be vaccinated against this being transmitted? Any advice and support will be very much appreciated. I feel pretty scared and alone with this although my family, close friends and partner have been very supportive. It is hard for anyone to understand who doesn't have the same thing. I would like to hear from people whi may have been through or are still going through the same thing?

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    It's a bit early to say you have Chronic Hep B,, Hep B can easily be cleared from your body, well eventually, in a few months - year / s smile It depends on the variant of the virus (I think) neutral I've had Hep B and after thinking I was a carrier for years I was told it's gone smile

    Here's the Patient UK leaflet

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    Hi! Thanks for your positive reply which makes me feel better already and great news that you have been told you are clear of the virus now! I am having follow up tests this week so it will be interesting to see the results. Thanks again - House! (-:
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    Hi Stephanie, I too was diagnosed with hepatitis b last march, recent tests show I haven't cleared the virus and is showing more active than when first diagnosed which was a great shock. My liver function has gone from initially 700's down to 40 back up to mid 200 now down to 157. I am now waiting for a biopsy for a clearer picture of what is happening. I have felt unwell since diagnosis whitch has varied in severity in the past few months. Mainly I have felt a strange kind of pressure in my head, nauseous and joint pain. I too feel scared and unsure for the future. I have been single for many years other than a few months last year which resulted in me contracting this, I hoped to eventually meet someone after many years alone, I now feel like a sentence is hanging over me. I have been on 2 dates and have been up front and honest from an early stage which has ended with them not contacting me again. I feel as though I am locked into year 2016 and will never be able to move forward from this. I too have very supportive friends and family, but, like you feel isolated as they couldn't possibly know what it feels like to be going through this . I wish you all the best Stephanie and hope that you, like myself don't give up hope of recovering from this. 

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