I recently feel tired and sleepy after each meal and generally tired as well. I found I am a chronic carrier in 2006, probably got it since birth. I just went for a fibroscan. Result is 5.4. Also did some blood test but only got the result next Monday and then see the hepatologist.
Is my fibroscan ok? My liver enzymes are 30 for both ast and alt.
No, I have not. Bloodwork will be done tomorrow. I forgot to check if they have hbsag quan test. I hope they do. I will check with them tomorrow.
I find the cost for fibroscan here dirt cheap. Only 15 usd. Amazing for a country like Vietnam.
there was another US member who treated in vietnam and achieved a very low hbsag by antiviral combo+immune modulator, they have a very advanced clinic in the capital and a very expert doctor.if you went in the same place they have everything and all drugs are extremely cheap, peginterferon included, because the country refused US patent and makes all generics because nobody can afford US patents there
The info you gave is very interesting. May I know who the US member is. I would like to exchange some information.
I went to a hematologist/virologist who is considered to be one of the top notch doctors in Hanoi, Vietnam.
As for generic drugs, I agree. They make generic drugs here and they are cheap. A small number of people here of course are more wealthy and prefer original drugs, not generics. I can afford originals but I probably go for generic if they put me on treatment.
they said nodules and their size?or just coarse patern US or other names?
because if there are nodules the damage is severe despite fibroscan 5kpa, in the presence of nodules it is best to keep hbvdna und always, check genotype because C is at very high risk of HCC and according to hbsag choose tdf or tdf+intf
if und it cannot be determined but if detactable over 50iu/ml there should be tests with that sensibility, anyway i d get a good doctor and plan as regards
the liver nodules and liver dmage first, the first thing to know is where the nodules are from and do they pose a HCC or cirrhois risk
actually it should be very important to know if genotype is C because it has a very hcc rate, do you know if you can be infected from asian strains?C is common in china/asia, D india and mediterranean, A nothern europe and US
I will get the rest of other results tomorrow (hbsag quan, hbv DNA, hbeag, hbeab, alt, ast, etc.) I will see what the dr has to say and if not satisfactory, I will go and see the lady dr that tambui recommended. She seems good and up to date.
I am a Vietnamese so I guess genotype could be B or C. If my DNA so low, when can I have test for genotype again?
My test result Date: 19/06/2011
HBsAg (Elisa) Sample OD Cut off OD
2.799 0.105 HBeAg is Negative
SGPT Result Reference Value
71 U/L Upto 65 U/L
Anti-HBc (Total) (+) Result Normal Value
12.80 Ratio1 is Positive
HBV DNA is Negative
Test Result Date: 21/01/2012
HbsAg(Elisa) Sample OD Cut off OD
SGPT Result Reference Value
33 U/L Upto 65 U/L
Sir would you tell me how to recovery from HBsAg+
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