Date: Jun 23, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
A gynecologist yesterday urged women of childbearing age who are hepatitis B carriers to receive regular medical check-ups and drug treatment, if necessary, after a 36-year-old patient nearly passed down the disease to her newborn.
Cheng Ching Hospital’s Reproductive Medicine Center director Hsieh Chang-hsing (謝昌興) said the woman was diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B infection coupled with liver cirrhosis about two years ago after experiencing tarry stool and vomiting blood.
“She was subsequently placed on drugs to control the virus and the medicines helped stabilize her condition,” Hsieh said.
The woman had visited the hospital again a few months ago complaining about serious vomiting, fretting that her liver condition had deteriorated, Hsieh said. [FULL STORY]