Hi Thomas et al,
My name is Gams and I am pleased to join this wonderful community.
A brief background of my journey. I started somewhere in 2012 with a bout of upper abdominal pain just after moving to the US from Cameroon. After many visits to Drs. I was told I once contracted hep b and cleared off.
Many successive hep B tests with the recent at Dallas Methodist Liver Institute have shown the same findings; hepb surface antigen negative, hep b viremia negative using real time PCR test, positive hepb surface antibodies showing immunity, and positive hepbcore antibody referencing past infection.
Well when in pain, we become google masters especially when your humanly instincts keeps pointing to the liver. What baffles me most is that, my bilirubin has gradually been on an increase; from 1.2 mg/dl in 2012 to 1.4 in 2016, to 1.95 as of last week after applying for health insurance.
I feel like ‘crap’, my daily constant pain, most recent declining weight. I’m not a scientist but I over the years read tons of articles to acquaint myself with hepatitis b virus as a whole.
Irrespective of reassurances of me clearing the virus, could I be an unfortunate ‘occult’ group. I’m afraid as I am in daily constant pain since 2014 and numerous ultrasounds have ruled out any complications or cause for concern. I am just 37 years old and a father of two
Please I am writing in desperation and will love your professional advice how to move forward. I have found sonce living in Dallas, there’s very limited Medical resources related to Hep B.