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Sep 16, 2007

Dear respected Dr Thanks a lot from your answer! I am sending more detail as you have asked me that I have got from my blood test, this is my Blood report: HBs Ag. =Reactive (320.25), HIV Ab. =Negative, HBs Ab. =Negative, HBe Ag. = Negative, HBe Ab. =Reactive (0.03), HBc Ab. =Reactive (0.12), HCV Ab. = Negative & then my liver test function are TBIL = 1.81, DBIL =0.21, AST =23, ALT = 29 & ALP = 51 Please let me know how am I? I am really feeling pain in my heart and want to live in this world in good health and marry my girl friend to enjoy my life. Thanks so much in advance as my Dr is very harsh, if I ask a little more question he just says that you will not get will then I cant ask questions from him, he just gave me three medicines for treatment.

Response from Dr. McGovern

It appears that you have chronic infection with hepatitis B. This is suggested by your surface antigen test. Your E antigen test is also reactive consistent with chronic infection. Your liver function tests appear normal however. Sometimes we see this when a patient has "immune tolerance" - a high viral load and yet no reflection of the high level of virus in the liver (eg, normal liver function tests).

However, if your liver function tests were abnormal prior to treatment (I am sorry because I answer so many questions I do not remember this exact one), then normalization of your ALT and AST after treatment is a good sign. Along with this you would want to see your virus level declining to non-detectable.

Finally, if your doctor is unwilling to talk with you and answer your important questions, it is time to find another doctor.

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