|Please answer. I've been trying all week long.
Feb 17, 2004
Dear Dr. DTD,
I am a HBV chronic carrier and I've never been on any treatment, I don't drink or smoke and I think that I got infected since childhood. I've had liver function test twice a year with normal results. My doctor let me have other test last month and the test results are as followed:
HBsAG - Positive
HBsAB - Negative
HBeAG - Negative
HBeAB - Positive
HBVDNA - NOT DECTECTED
AFP - 2.0 <11
ALT - 14 <60
My doctor only told me my liver is still good and ask me to come back to check every 6 months but did not explain about the results. Please help me to understand what those mean. And what are the chances from HBV without cirrhosis to become liver cancer? Am I treatable if become sick? And can a chronic carrier like me be cured completely? I'm worrying so much about my infection. Thank you very much
Response from Dr. Dieterich
You have cleared your HBV. Congrats! You are fine! Your MD is just being careful and I agree. However you really have nothing to worry about. Stay well and keep checking! DTD
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