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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood contact: Hepatitis c is caused by hepatitis c virus, which is transmitted mostly through blood exposure (sharing needles and syringes). I can also be transmit ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Are you asking...: ...if 1) your disease is curable? (yes, it is with excellent efficacy and tolerance given today's medication options) or 2) are you concerned about t ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Curable disease: Hepatitis C these days is a curable disease with the new treatments available. You should see a gastroenterologist to arrange an evaluation. The newer ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Get tested: The symptoms of hepatitis C are very nonspecific to none initially to a yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and eyes, confusion, fluid in the abdomen (as ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Symptoms: The most common signs of hepatitis C are none, since it usually does not cause symptoms. When it does, they are more related to the liver, Jaundice or ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Hepatitis C virus: The different viruses causing hepatitis are named using the letters of the alphabet. The hep c virus is almost entirely transmitted by needles, eithe ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: The cdc estimates that about 20% of new cases of hepatitis c are from sex. However, the risk for any one person is low. Men who have anal sex with oth ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood borne disease: Hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. Rather, it is considered more of a blood borne infection that is h ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Viral hepatitis: Hepatitis C is a form of viral hepatitis, infection and inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There is no effective cure for hepatitis and the ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends : On the stage of liver damage. Most patients initially complain of fatigue. When complicated by liver damage signs of hepatitis like elevated transami ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Hep C: Having hep c or hep c cirrhosis, can worsen a liver already damaged from high cholesterol or heavy alcohol use. Hep c can also put you at risk for li ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Hep c: You still can try, but some types are harder to cure versus others.

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