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raped at 8 yrs old by 9 hep b
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raped at 8 yrs old by 9 hep b

I was raped by my moms boyfriend at age 8 (which he still walks free) at 9 it was discovered by my school on a random blood draw I had hep b. My mom was told that I would be a carrier and not have hep b it would go away.
At age 41 I had CT that showed shrunken liver with nodules and a swolen spleen , Doc did blood draw to find hep Be antigen 4960 neg
Hep Be antibody 4970 pos
hp Be ab total 5020
Hep DNA quant TaqMan (55090)
There is a 3 month wait to see a liver specialist here on island of Oahu. We need more liver specialist to come here. I am afraid . Is there any help ..
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you should at least see a gastroenterologist in the interm as you should be started on treatment for HBV.  Your cirrhosis could be due to HBV but also could also be related to something else. I understand that Hawaii has recently started a liver transplant program so please look into this as I am sure that they would look to see you ASAP. This would not be for a transplant per se but they will have the expertise to treat you.  HBV can stabilize and even improve with treatment.
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I finnaly got thr call from the liver specialist and low and behold the PCP Doc read my results wrong, I have neg antigen and positive antibody with no DNA . I was floored when I heard this so I must have cleared the virus sometime in my life. I did have more blood work done and awaiting the results.
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Ok that is good news but it still sounds like you have cirrhosis that required further evaluation.  It could still be from HBV that you ultimately spontaneously cleared.
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True I became a alcoholic at 13 I had to numb the pain in my head somehow. I have not drank in 10 yrs though.
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that will hopefully mean that the liver will stabilize and can even improve over time
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I got the call today from liver specialist , she said I have the hep b marker but no virus, also found a hep c marker and said I was exposed to it and my body somehow cleared it and that is rare. She said I will be seen by them in a few months for the CT showed shrunken nodular liver and mild swolen spleen. However My liver pannels were normal and healthy. I praise God for the blessings , I feared I was doomed . Thank you for your responces
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i think that everything will ultimately be OK. you should have an endoscopy to make sure that you do not have varices
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