You should get a few other labs checked if this has not been done, including your hepatitis B viral load
. You need to get an imaging of your liver (ultrasound
) to make sure you don't have cirrhosis
. Your doctor may want to do a liver biopsy
as well depending on the results.
There is treatment available for hepatitis B, which is very effective and brings down the viral load in the blood to undetectable levels within a few weeks - months. To get rid of the virus completely is more difficult, but again to keep it under control is easy. The treatment consists of one pill a day, with minimal chances of side effects.