Husband tested positive for Hepatitis B I tested negative He

Patient : Husband tested positive for Hepatitis B. I tested negative. He is retired. Worked as Locksmith. How could he have gotten this? He has a fatty liver
Doctor :   Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you on this medical health advice platform. Hepatitis B is transmitte d by parenteral route. Following are the ways of its transmission: 1. Exposure to blood and blood products. 2. Sexual contact with an infected person. 3. Use of contaminated needles. 4. From an infected mother to baby. From wherever he got the infection, that is not important now, important is the treatment. He needs to get following investigations: 1. Hepatitis B profile (HBsAg, Anti HBc Antibody, Anti- HBe Antibody) 2. HBV DNA - Quantitative 3. Upper GI Endoscopy 4. Liver Function Test. Fatty liver is also due to hepatitis B. The treatment would be based on the results obtained. Being his wife, if you are negative for Hepatitis B, you should get vaccinated. Share my opinion with your doctor. I hope it helps. Stay Healthy

Related Q&A

Q: Can I send you my lab report? I would like to send you my recent lab results because I have a few results that are lo...

Q: My husband has an SGPT result of 2,272 it is quite very high, he is confined right now. The cause of this is he has a...

Q: My liver is enlarged and my WBC is elevated. My blood work showed my ALT as 165 with a range of 0-44 and my AST as 86...

Q: Can you get hepatitis c from a patient who is on medication that scratched you?

Q: Yesterday i had a small cut on my foot finger and today there was no bleedng visible to me . and today i used a towel...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon