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medicine for hepatitis c cirrhosis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Several steps: If somebody has cirrhosis from hepatitis c, it is critical to be seen by a health provider who has experience in hcv and liver care. It is still curab ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Mintz
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A G.I.: Consult! - absolutely no alcohol, careful review of all meds being taken---- the consult being very important since treatment is available1-don't wait ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Some ideas: We want to rule out hemochromatosis first and foremost. Wilson's may still be a consideration even at his age. Autoimmune hepatitis is less likely, an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: One does not contract cirrhosis, it develops slowly related to viral hepatitis or other causes.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Liver disease would not interfere with the confirmatory drug testing.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Cirrhosis management: Yes. Cirrhosis of any cause needs ongoing management., incl. Blood tests, imaging, endoscopy etc. And hepatitis C treatment options have changed. R ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: Very poor without a liver transplant.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Especially nowadays, hepatitis c with cirrhosis can often be tolerated well, and there are some new medications in the offing that may help reverse th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Academic center: Have your primary care doctor refer you to a hepatologist, preferably in an academic center where experimental agents are more readily available.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: The amount of liver scarring someone has depends on a number of factors like how old they were when infected, how many years they have has hcv, and ho ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
HOPEFULLY NEVER: Roughly 20 yrs for Hep C to lead to cirrhosis. And cirrhosis is just a risk factor for liver cancer, not everyone with cirrhosis develops liver cancer ... Read More

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