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I jst had my ultrasound, I was told that I must have the biopsy done to see if chirrhosis is evident and that the ultrasound can detect cancer. So I'm gonna get it done. Why am I prescribed baraclude based on labs is ot not dangerous to stop taking baraclude? I read of injections such as intrferon, is that for different stages? So I'm am easily pusuaded and confused.  Pls comment thank you
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What are your other lab readings?  If you have posted them already it would helpful if all your questions are in thread.

IFN injections give you a chance for clearing HBV once for all, success rate below 10%, but it does not have the headache of resistance, though it has bad side effects; antivirals such as baraclude control HBV replication with less side effects but don't usually clear it.  Not all patients are appropriate for IFN.
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Wow the injections sound good. I have no idea what my labs are only that doc says looks bad. When I do go back next month I will be sure to get all that info. Should I start on the baraclude now or wait and ask for intrferon I was gonna strt after midnight.
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"Should I start on the baraclude now or wait and ask for intrferon I was gonna strt after midnight."

Ask your doctor who has all your results if IFN is appropriate for you.
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