Should i need treatment

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HBV DNA 4433

HBEAG  negative

LFT normal

ultrasound normal

Fibroscan 6.3


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  • Posted

    How old are you? How long have you had HBV?

    What units are you using for HBV DNA?

    You’re LFTs are normal and you’re Fibroscan is also not worrying.

    I would imagine you dont need to be treated at present, but what did you hepatologist say?


    • Posted

      I am 33 years old.

      Guess it is since birth bcoz my sister has it. But i recently diagnosed.

      My doctor said wait for another 6 months. 

    • Posted

      So you do have quite a high HBV DNA Level.

      I imagine the reason they’re not treating you now is that your LFTs are fine - so the infection isnt causing  hepatitis at present.

      I’m afraid at our current level of medical science, we can’t eradicate the infection. So treatment is only to bring it under control and that is why we only give it when the infection is causing damage to the liver. Because the treatment (Peg-IFN) tself is quite harsh and makes a lot of people feel very ill.

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      3 questions?

      1.Are you a doctor?.

      2.Will my viral load will go high after few months? (HGEAG negative). If yes, what would be the range of fluctuation.

      3.If i undergo treatment, can i make it control of my liver damage in future? or will it leads to cirrhosis and cancer.


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