Does Hepatitis B Carrier Need To Take Medication And Can I Donate Blood?
hello. my male 48 years there is a check to the lab with the results: SGOT / ASL 11ul. about 5thn ago I have a check with the pen with the results: HBantigen 3285.71 s / co reactv. HBibibody 0.28miu / ml negatitve. HBBibody 0.041s / co positive. is my disease getting heavier or lighter? Can I get vaccinated? can I get dodor blood?. thanks doctor.
Hello, good morning Mr. Gerry ..
HBsAg is an examination panel commonly used to screen whether someone is infected with Hepatitis B virus. The liver itself is a condition of tissue inflammation in the liver. Reactive results like you experience, give the impression that your body has the Hepatitis B virus. In your condition where in the past 5 years you have been tested for Hepatitis B and found to be reactive, then the possibility of Hepatitis B that you are experiencing is a case of chronic Hepatitis B .
In patients with chronic hepatitis B, even with optimal treatment, HBsAg results will generally remain positive (reactive), therefore, the goal of hepatitis B treatment is not to convert HBsAg to non-reactive (negative), but to prevent liver inflammation that occurs . Treatment for someone with chronic hepatitis B is generally only done if the liver inflammation process is still ongoing, which is marked by an increase in levels of SGOT and SGPT more than 2 times the normal value (in your condition, your SGOT and SGPT values are still within normal limits).
The right person to conclude the need for treatment for you is the doctor who examines you directly. The examining doctor will combine your complaints, your physical examination findings, and the results of supporting examinations (such as blood lab tests, ultrasound examinations, or other examinations), so that your health condition and the need for treatment can be concluded. Generally, after a person is infected with the hepatitis B virus, the body will produce hepatitis B antibodies, so that hepatitis B vaccination is no longer needed. Whereas regarding blood donors, in general a person who has a reactive HBsAg is not allowed to donate blood.
We recommend that you check with a specialist in internal medicine to consult your health condition and examination and further treatment that can be given yes ..
That's it, hope it helps ..