Apr 16, 2010
helo.. 5 yrs ago..i am hepa b reactive.. the test says hbeAg reactive.. just want some explanation..im afraid to go to a doctor until now, i feel like, its very shameful. am i contagious or anything coz i've been reading about this kind of infection but i really cant understand it..as of nw i cant feel any symptoms.. is there any cure for this?? thank you so much for answering.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Nothing to be shameful of...You need to get medical help to make certain you do not develop liver disease. Not everyone does develop disease, so it is important to get follow-up to see what kind of care you need.
You should also have a hepatitis A vaccine if you have not been exposed in the past. Also limit exposure to alcohol.
At the very least, you should have follow-up of blood tests every six months to see if your liver function tests are elevated. If persistently elevated, you may need treatment to suppress your virus so it doesn't cause any more damage.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.