Iam waqas from pakistan 28 years old i have hepatits B my blood report as under LFT NORMAL HBS ANTIGEN POSTIVE HBE ANTIGEN NAGATIVE DNA 16000 VIRUS /UL . doctor say you are healthy CARRIER. And he advice me entecavir 5.0mg for five years. so can i will clear virus after five years?
Your doctor is near the truth. You need to do fibroscan also. If it is ok you can wait 3-6 months to check your dna. It may go very low and stay there. So you would not need the treatment but monitoring only.
As for the treatment. I would recommend to start Tenofovir instead. It is more modern and safer drug. Also you should test hbsag quantitive in iU/ml before starting the treatment, it will be very useful later, if after a few years your hbsag gets low enough you may need to add interferon to clear the virus.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.