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If I have a chronic hepatitis b infection, should I be on medication?
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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 specialist in liver disease, get your labs done, including what is called a viral load, and liver tests as well as tests for various hepatitis b markers, and then have the specialist review your individual case and what they recommend, and why...

In brief: 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 specialist in liver disease, get your labs done, including what is called a viral load, and liver tests as well as tests for various hepatitis b markers, and then have the specialist review your individual case and what they recommend, and why...
Dr. Katharine Garnier
Dr. Katharine Garnier
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: 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 to be followed by an experienced hepatologist. They will let you know if treatment is necessary.

In brief: 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 to be followed by an experienced hepatologist. They will let you know if treatment is necessary.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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