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Forum Name: Liver Diseases
Question: My hepatitis B and liver complications
|elise888us - Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:52 pm||
I have recently been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B. My HBV DNA level is 500,000,000 IU/ml. My doctor has told me that I should not worry since all my liver enzymes tests came back normal, so I could be a healthy carrier. She has not prescribed any medications for my hepatitis.
I am bit concerned since I have been feeling pain around my upper abdomen and I have not been eating well for this past week. I fear the long term complications for my liver. I am a 27 yo asian female. My family has a history of hepatitis. Please advise. Thank you
|Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:54 pm||
Many people do have this type of chronic hepatitis that does not cause them distress. You may need to have your liver enzymes checked periodically but medications do not help this. Try not to stress too much about it. There are many causes for abdominal discomfort. You are likely to be especially alert to the possibility of liver problems, knowing you have hepatitis. When in doubt, if the pain continues, see your doctor.
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