you have to be careful of some doctors. some only want to push pills while others like the wait and see approach. i went to 2 diff hepatologist and they both gave different opinions on whether to start treatment or not. in the end i started treatment because of mutations and family history of hcc. the doc that pushed me to start treatment was more well known in the hep b and c community and the other was just a reg hepatologist. point is in my situation i came on the forums and evaluated what my doctors have recommended and got different opinions from forum members. some forum members are on clinical trials and we have medical researchers looking for cures in our community. we should be lucky that in our forum we have so many different members from different backgrounds. this is just my opinion but i feel most doctors besides surgeons are just the faces of big pharma. it is the researcher that goes on in the background that cures diseases and the doctors are just the sales people for them.
By your age also precore and bcp mutations are probably positive, check that too because hcc risk is increased even more by this and can be decreased by treatment of course
get to treatment as soon as possible after 50yo you can t stay and monitor, hcc risk is highest after 40-50yo and no treatment is suiciadal.
if no liver damage before 40yo it could be ok but at your age the risk is too high
what is fibroscan in kpa and genotype?with C or D risk is even higher
Like I stated, go seek doctors advice. I think you are more giving medical advice to him without seeing any of his blood lab works. I don't give medical advice, but just my option.
My hepatologist is very good, and came highly recommended. Of the past month, I seen two hepatologist and the hepatologist I did stick with, recommended by my GP, i have seen him twice, and also seen my GP twice in the past month, and they been schooling me on hep b. I am not saying I am a expert but am aware of what should expect and what might or might not become.
I am sure his doctor for the last three years has a better hand on his hep b then you do from a page long post.
Dude, like I said, go to your doctor to ask more questions or seek a second option, because it does hurt to have another doctor to look at you and give you their professional medical advice or treatment.
Many people with hepatitis live in denial.
Some don't monitor the disease at all...others looking for a reason to not go under treatment or delaying it despite the fact that guidelines (written by the most knowledgeable people in the world about it) say they should do otherwise.
Same with the guy from another topic who has F3 fibrosis yes still wants to wait.
One day if HCC knocks on the door it will be too late...
Normal Alt is now considered up to 30 for males.
If you didn't clear it by now chances are bad you'll be clearing on your own as your hbsag is likely not low based on your results. In your case treatment is recommended by British/Nice, Canadian, Japanese guidelines. On your place I would go for either entecavir or tenofovir. If your kidneys are not 100% normal go for entecavir