Feb 11, 2007
i have tested positive for hepatitis b. what should my doctor be during as far as treatment. i'm devistated by this news and need some advice as to what i need to be doing to stop possible liver damage. an ultra sound was done on my liver but i have not gotten the results yet. HELP ME
Response from Dr. McGovern
Not everyone with chronic hepatitis B needs treatment. There are inactive carriers who do not need therapy. On the other hand, there are chronic Hepatitis B patients who may clear on their own. Others do need treatment, but the good news is that there are several good therapies available.
You will need serial monitoring and full laboratory testing for virus and liver function tests to determine whether you need further evaluation (eg biopsy) and treatment.
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