Hello friends. I am new to the board and have a question about Hepatitis B. I will give you background...
My wife and I met about 10 years ago in college. About 8 years ago, we found out that my wife had Hepatitis B (no antibodies, just antigen) when she was pregnant, with our now 8 year old healthy daughter. So after birth, my daughter got the shots and she is healthy today. My wife also went back and got restested for Hepatitis B as well. They could find nothing - they told her that she did not have Hepatitis B.
So fast forward to 2010. My wife is pregnant again :D She goes in for blood test and they find that she has Hepatitis B again. So they sent her to a specialist and they suggested having her liver looked at for damage. A sonogram, I think is what the did on her liver. So they did that and did not see any damage or anything wrong.
So then the doctors suggested I get tested. I got tested the first time she was pregnant and this time and I have the antibodies. So I do not have Hepatitis B but she does.
It has been 8 years since this bothersome issue has cropped back up, what could be going on? She has it, she does not, she has it again. She has only been with me, I know this and we are just confused. She does not have any of the symptoms of Hepatitis B and has not over the years since she found out she did not have it. Could there be something where females do not have HepB but get pregnant and their bodies cna detect that they had an infection and manifest itself some other way? This is so tough and no one can give my wife and I answers, not even specialists and top of the line liver surgeons and doctors in our state (Kansas).
What the heck could be going on friends? We have heard from things like some diagnosis called H.E.L.P to her body creating some antobodies that make her body show she has something she does not. Any help would be appreciated to help me understand so I can help me wife understand so we can see what our options are. We are scared for her future!