ppm guy said...
Hi RickG16 and welcome,
Protocol for diagnosing chronic hep b, is monitoring blood work for a period of 6 months. By September 16th if you have not passed the virus, you may be considered chronic. Your dr will check your blood periodically for antibodies to appear..
During that 6 month window, some patients become symptomatic. Some don't..regardless of symptoms, 95% of patients clear the virus by
Your immune system..
Your discomfort in right side may be inflammation that causes the liver to swell.. sounds like the inflammation has decreased, and hopefully your liver will return to normal..is your dr ordering blood work every month or 2?
In my opinion, staying away from alcohol and limiting sugar, is enough for now..if you become chronic, you will make more lifestyle changes.
Let me know how your progressing
Thanks PPM guy,
Doctor hasn't ordered regular blood tests, just to come back after 6 months. I am in a foreign land where asking too many questions usually confuses people.
Glad you think it sounds like the inflammation is decreasing - I am more worried now, because although the initial symptoms have gone away, I can't seem to shift this upper right ab pain.
Fingers crossed and I guess I'll continue to play the waiting game.
Is it possible to feel ab pain in that area after the virus has passed?