Is there specific diet for HBV patients?
Nov 3, 2006
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My question is regarding diet for HBV patient. I tried to find information about that on the net but there wasn't much.
I have noticed that in the past year(I discovered that I am infected nearly 7 months ago) that I always have stomach pain whenever I eat fatty or greasy food. Also milk, egg, cheese causes me a stomachache as well as a sort of dairia. The shape of my stool has also changed in the past 5 or 6 months from normally hard dark brown stool to extremely soft and light brown colors.
Do you think there is a direct relationship between my HBV case(HBs Ag +, HBe Ag -, HBV DNA(PCR)less than 10000 copies)and the current stomach pain and digestive problems I am facing? What do you reccommend for food intake and what medical test I should go through to make sure about the real cause?
Finally, thank you again for your help.
Response from Dr. McGovern
From your laboratories and your symptoms I doubt you have an illness that is related to your hepatitis B. I wonder if your gall bladder may be a concern due to your discomfort after eating fatty foods. Another consideration could be a stomach ulcer. However, the main thing to do is to go to a good physician for a full history and examination to direct your work-up.
You should also get six month follow-ups with your physician for your hepatitis B infection. YOu should also be vaccinated against Hepatitis A since you have a chronic liver infection.
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