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How to treat chronic hepatitis b with bloating and stomach growling?

Hi! I have chronic hepatitis b, and I don't have any symptoms and do not take any medications. But since last week I've feeling bloated, my stomach is growling constantly , and I feel full. I going to see my doctor tomorrow, but I just need to know if this is something to worry about? Thank you.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015
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Hello

Thanks for asking query on HCM. As you have mentioned you are suffering from chronic hepatitis B and not on antivirals, but you have not given details of your liver function tests or viral load. Your description of recent symptoms could be due to two main reasons - fluid in the abdomen or due to dyspepsia/flatulence problems. So you would require atleast ultrasound of the abdomen to rule out chronic liver disease/ascites along with LFT. If normal it could be becauses of dyspepsia for which treatment is simple.

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