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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a GI doctor: Particularly one who deals in liver infections. This is a complex subject and too detailed for 400 word discussion, with many varient assessments and ... Read More
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience General Practice
Many medications: Experts for treatment of hepatitis generally agreed that no treatment for acute hepatitis B infection. For chronic infection the use of medications ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Goldberg
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No: Lmivudine is one of the earlier medications released for treating both HIV and hepatitis b but it is no longer considered adequate therapy for hepatit ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Chronic hepatitis b may need to be treated, it depends on a variety of factors...Too complex to fully discuss on this board! you need to see a special ... Read More
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Dr. John Edmison
18 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: There are 2 types of chronic hepatitis b: active and inactive. Active disease is treated, while inactive disease is monitored. Either way, you need ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: You need to be examined and have a complete history taken. Then after a complete blood evaluation the doctor can explain to you what needs to be do ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Better to abstain: The problem is not with the medications, but with the hepatitis itself. People with chronic hepatitis b or c can progress more rapidly if they drink. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Not true: Chronic hepatitis b is usually asymptomatic until the liver has suffered so much damage that it has developed cirrhosis or cancer. A doctor who speci ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
What's positive?: I'd need to know whether it's the surface antibody or antigen that's positive. A positive antigen means you have either acute or chronic hepatitis. A ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Can be treated: Chronic hepatitis b can be treated with fda approved medications, but cure rates vary. Seek out the consultation of a liver specialist (hepatologist) ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: There are various reasons when and why hepatitis B therapy should be started. There are 5 different medications (pills) approved for use in the US an ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
No: I am not a fan of weight control medications. Many of them are dangerous. Patient's with liver disease should be especially cautious. Nothing beats ... Read More

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