Hepatitis B Community
Question regarding ultrasound and blood test
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding Hepatitis B. Topics in this forum include but are not limited to, Causes, Diagnosis, Family and Relationships, Living With Hepatitis B, Research Updates, Treatment, Success Stories, Support, Symptoms.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Question regarding ultrasound and blood test

Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum, pleasure to meet you all.

I have hep b and recently took an ultrasound and blood test to do my check-up. It's been almost 6 years since my last check up because of not having medical insurance. Prior to that i've routinely did check-ups for my liver. My ultrasound revealed that I have a fatty liver (either from alcohol or fatty foods), but nothing else. I'm 31 years old but just bit anxious and nervous about my blood test results. My mother passed away from liver cancer, and just a bit on the edge that my blood test may reveal something. For the most my weight fluctuates but I do cardio exercises regularly and even though my drinking has increased the past 2-3 years(not binge drinking), i've also lost significant weight. I can confidently say that I won't be drinking any longer after my recent visit to the doctor. I know that ultrasounds are the main test for liver cancer, but have there been instances of finding cancer in the blood test when the ultrasound results are negative?
Avatar_m_tn
Ultra Sound is not the main test. You should also test your blood regularly
at least for   HbsAg q-ty, DNA q-ty, ALT. Also fibroscan Is needed to monitor cirrhosis.
The blood test for cancer is AFP but it is not a reliable predictor.

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hepatitis B Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
stef2011
Italy
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
StephenCastlecrag
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
veteranB
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jrai2014
Delhi, India
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
mer971
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
waschool
Ghana