Effects Of Peginterferon Treatment On Pregnancy Programs?
Hello, I’m a 24 year old woman, have Hep. B and will now undergo peg-interferon therapy. Next year I will get married, by my doctor, I was not advised to get pregnant first, for fear of impacting the fetus. R nWhat I want to ask, is the effect of this pegasys therapy only on the fetus? R nIf I have already getting married, then having a husband and wife relationship, is there any bad effect for the husband as well? r nThen if you haven’t been allowed to get pregnant during therapy, what kind of family planning suits me right? r nThank you very much doctor 🙏🏻
Hi Razizah .. Thank you for the question given.
Hepatiti B is a disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. Symptoms that arise include: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weakness and fatigue, yellow skin and eyes. To confirm the diagnosis of this disease, a physical examination is carried out and supported by blood tests to assess liver function, ultrasound of the abdomen. If the results of the examination can confirm the diagnosis of hepatitis B, it can be continued with treatment. If the liver function is still good, the doctor may recommend treatment with peginterferon alfa-2a for several weeks on a regular basis.
Hepatitis B can be transmitted through: unprotected sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, open wounds and blood contact. Because one of the risks of sexual transmission is through sexual intercourse, it is better if you use contraceptives such as condoms to prevent transmission. In addition, hepatic B can also be transmitted from mother to fetus during pregnancy and during childbirth, so your doctor recommends delaying pregnancy until treatment is complete. While undergoing treatment the doctor will carry out regular blood tests to see if there is still a viral infection and the extent to which your treatment is progressing.
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