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Diagnosed with hepatitis b, pain in the abdomen, fever, cold and cough. Labs show high platelet and sgpt count. Advice?

Hi our patient is 56 years old, she was diagnosed of hepatits b a few years back, since she is adopted, she has no way of checking where she got it. she is now experiencing pain in the left side of abdomen , fever, colds, cough (and difficulty in breathing ) lab test shows and sgpt result of 142 and platelet count of 90? should we bring her to the hospital?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Based on those lab tests and the way she is feeling she needs to go to the hospital for further evaluation. If she has history of hepatitis b, untreated sue is at high risk for developing cirrhosis of the liver which i suspect she may have based on her low platelet count.
She may also have developed a liver tumor and may have water in the lungs and abdomen giving her shortness of breath. So have her seen by a specialist as soon as possible.
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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