Are The Signs Of Hepatitis B Cured?
Tonight, I want to ask in 2006 I checked the blood to the lab and the lab results indicate there is HBsAg in my body with a positive status and until now I have no more checks, I want to ask from 2006 to 2020 whether the possibility of my hepatitis has been healed because for the past 14 years I did not experience any symptoms. Thank you
Originally posted 2020-04-16 14:02:05.
Hello Nando, Thank you for the question.
Hepatitis B is an infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that attacks liver cells and causes inflammation of the liver. This infection can be transmitted by sexual contact or sharing needles. Hepatitis B infection often does not cause symptoms so many patients who do not realize that they are already infected. Hepatitis B infection can be divided into acute hepatitis B (infection lasts less than 6 months) and chronic hepatitis B (infection lasts more than 6 months). Chronic hepatitis B can cause complications such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. In some patients can experience symptoms, such as the whites of the eyes (sclera) and yellow skin, fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, no appetite, flatulence, diarrhea, headaches. To diagnose someone suffering from hepatitis B, an examination must be carried out by a doctor, followed by a physical examination and blood tests, to determine whether the infection experienced is classified as acute or chronic.
There is no specific treatment for patients with acute hepatitis B because usually patients can recover by themselves. However, if you have severe symptoms, your doctor will usually give antiviral medication. If what happens is chronic hepatitis B, generally the doctor will give antiviral drugs to prevent the development of the virus (but not eliminate the virus) to prevent liver cell damage and further complications. Thus, related to your question, you could be cured but must be confirmed by a blood test again. Not experiencing any symptoms can not be used as a benchmark that you have recovered because as mentioned above, most sufferers do not experience symptoms. Therefore, it is recommended that you immediately consult with your nearest intern doctor so that the doctor can carry out an examination on you and recommend a repeat blood test. Your doctor may also suggest an ultrasound examination to determine the condition of your heart. You are also advised not to engage in risky sexual relations (do not use safeguards) until you confirm your condition to the doctor.
Hopefully this information helps you.