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Symptoms but testing negative

Have tested negative for all Hep B markers for 8 months after exposure but have had +20 symptoms of something which seems like Hep B for the last 6 months.

Has anyone any experience of this? The symptoms are real but the test results are and always have been negative. Have done quantitative DNA viral load test 4 times now along with the markers and it’s always been not detected/not detectable. Am at a loss to understand what is going on. I have tested negative for all STD’s throughout also
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If you have tested negative 4 times then you are negative and the symptoms are unrelated.... Hep b is generally asymptomatic anyway in most cases... I would be checking for other things....
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I got retested at 9 months post exposure and my results for all HBV markers (HBsAg, HbsAb, HBeAg, HbeAb, HbcAb Igm and Igg) are all negative. They have always been negative upto now. I’ve tested for HBV quantitative Viral Load 3 times and it’s always undetected along with genotype testing which was not successful as there was no DNA detected.

I’ve tested negative for Hep A, B, C, D and E.

Yet I still am getting frequent RUQ discomfort over Liver Area (sharp pin type ache of sorts).

Could I still have HBV given my test results?
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No I doubt it very much... Test liver function, could be fatty liver or something..
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That’s just it. My LFTs have been in normal range too
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Just out of interest KazFiz, why would you say you doubt it’s HBV with my results. Are my results still not conclusive do you think?
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You tested Negative 4 times (if I'm reading this correctly) so I think that's pretty conclusive....
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If you have tested negative for all the hbv indicators many times as you said, then you do not have this disease. But as you know there are thousands of other diseases, so if I were you, I would stop worrying about hbv and try to find out if some other thing is wrong with my health. Aslo remember various diseases often have same or similar symptoms, so it almost impossible to give a diagnosis based on symptoms, just an opinion from someone who is not a doctor or expert.
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