How To Deal With Hepatitis B While Pregnant?
I want to ask. I am pregnant but I am positive for HPSAG. how do I treat it. why do I have to test again.
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Maybe what you mean is HBsAg.
HBsAg is a serological examination performed to detect hepatitis B virus antigen. A positive HBsAg result can indicate Hepatitis B virus infection. However, to distinguish whether the infection is acute or chronic, and what kind of treatment should be done, further examination is needed, including checking HBeAg, Anti HBs, HBV DNA, liver function tests, and so on.
Hepatitis B infection in pregnant women can be a mild condition, but it can also be dangerous. Often, these infections do not show any characteristic clinical symptoms. However, in conditions where there has been a significant decrease in liver function, complaints such as yellowing of the skin and eyes, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, decreased appetite, fever, fatigue, weakness, pale stool, dark colored urine, and so. Diagnosis of Hepatitis B infection during pregnancy is very important, including one of them is to prevent transmission to the fetus.
We recommend that you consult directly with an obstetrician to be given the right treatment according to your disease condition. After delivery, if your HBsAg test results are reactive, the baby needs to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B and HBIg (Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin) in less than 12 hours so that virus transmission can be minimized. Hepatitis B itself, if not treated properly, can lead to chronic liver damage (cirrhosis) and even has the potential to cause malignancy (liver cancer).
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