Ultrasound Result Shows I Have Sign of Chronic Liver Disease....

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I have been living with Hep B for the last 10 years.  I am 44 years old now. My last ultrasound result show that I have sign of chronic liver disease. I have not yet seen my doctor but are schedule to see him in a few weeks. Like most who finds out about a possible life threatening disease, I started google in search for answers.  After hours of googling I realized this is a serious disease that I may die from.  At first I was really afraid of the dying part but now I am more afraid of the people I will leave behind.  I not sure what the right thing to do now.  Should I tell my wife and family asap of my condition or should I keep it to myself a little longer until I see my doctor?  I hope some one on here can help me make this decision. Thank you.

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    Hepatitis B is typically a slowly but sometimes steadily progressing disease, so time should be on your side for now.  Your family probably has a right to know about your chronic illness, with reassurances nothing is going to change in the near-term.  

    If you feel you need some time to digest this news before you "come out" to your family, there probably isn't any harm in this.  This said; sooner or later you need to let them know, and it's probably better to do this before you develop any acute health issues.  

    If you were to suddenly to become acutely ill and they found you had been hiding this secret from them, there might be some hard feelings.  By coming forward with this issue early on, it will be easier for them to deal with any problems you might have down the road.  

    Hope this helps; and hope you & your doc's find a way to arrest any progression of disease.  

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      Thank you so much for your respond and support!  I will find the right moment to tell my wife about my condition.  I hope that my situation can still be contain.  Again, Thank you so much for comforting advises. 
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    Hello

    ?I agree it is better to be honest with your partner, to minimise passing on the virus, also by being honest will not make you feel so isolated with the situation.

    ?Chronic dose not mean ultimate end of life, but ongoing progressive that could lead to a worsen condition. The liver is an extremely robust organ.

    ?I had Hep C geno type one for twenty years ( Known as Chronic Liver Disease ) the worst of all hep c infections.

    Now after so long of having the infection, I have been treated and there is no sign of the virus any more, also my liver is in really good condition shown through recent testing.

    ?You really should follow up with your doctor and pursue the recommended course of action suggested to you by your practitioner. It's far better to focus and apply your efforts into the right course of action, and minimising the worry and concerns of the unknown by not addressing your situation.

    ?With Regards

    Robert

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      Robert,  thank you so much for your respond and encouraging story.  I have an appointment  I see my specialist next month, but I am trying to get an ealier appointment date so I can find out exactly what my condition is.  I’ll keep everyone inform of it.  Thank you again! 
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    I was so worry about my diagnosis that did a walk in to see my doctor.  I was fortunate enough to be able to see him.   Ultrasound result, he said was something normal because I have Hep B.  The main reason for the ultrasound is to find liver cancer and my ultrasound shows no evidence of it.  He told me to relax it’s nothing life threatening.   I am so reliefs but this is a wake call for me to take care of myself better.  I’m not a big drinker but this body of mine won’t be consuming another drop of liquor.   Thank you again to you all for helping me with this scare.  God bless you all! 
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    That is really good and the best news, it may be worth while asking to be referred for treatment as I believe there is also medication available to treat Hepatitis B.

    Good Health and Regards

    Robert 

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