Explanation Of The Reactive HBsAg Lab Results?
Hello I want to ask, I want to check when I check in the Lab I was convicted of the hepatitis B virus, which I experienced, nausea, headache, backache, dizziness, body weakness etc … now I’m worried that it’s the baby in My fetus, I was 7 weeks pregnant, what should I do next
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First of all, please know in advance whether your hepatitis B is acute hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is said to be acute in people who have recently contracted the virus (only once and HBsAg is reactive). Hepatitis B is called chronic if after 6 months HBsAg still remains positive.
In most people (including pregnant women), acute hepatitis B infection can heal on its own without the need for certain therapies. The risk of transmission or transmission to infants in mothers infected with hepatitis B early in pregnancy is also much smaller compared to mothers infected with hepatitis B at the end of pregnancy before delivery. Although most can heal themselves and do not require certain therapies, pregnant women who suffer from hepatitis B still have to do regular control to the obstetrician. The doctor will carry out routine liver function checks and repeat the hepatitis B panel examination in the next few months to monitor the condition of your infection. Doctors will also monitor the condition of your pregnancy more closely because pregnant women infected with hepatitis B have a higher risk of giving birth to babies with low birth weight and premature babies.
If before the birth of hepatitis B you are still reactive, the obstetrician will work with your pediatrician during your labor later to give Hepatitis B vaccination and immunoglobulin injections to the baby. Both can reduce the risk of infants getting hepatitis B from their mothers significantly.
Make sure you always control your pregnancy to the obstetrician (not just the midwife) and make sure you take your pregnancy vitamins every day. You have to make sure you have safe sex (do not change partners and always use a condom when having sex) to reduce the risk of transmission to your partner, ask your sexual partner to have a hepatitis B check up with your doctor. People who live with you should also see a doctor to get a hepatitis B vaccine booster.
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