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My grandmother is in ESLD she had hep c she took solvadi and ribavirin and since after that she has developed low sodium levels .Her ammonia levels are really good her bilirubin is stays between 4-- 8 ,Would you say she is gonna be ok ?-

My grandmother is in ESLD she had hep c she took solvadi and ribavirin and since after that she has developed low sodium levels .Her ammonia levels are really good her bilirubin is stays between 4-- 8 ,Would you say she is gonna be ok ?-

Hard to know: Hepatitis C is a complex disease, and every individual responds to the virus, and treatment differently. Ask the GI liver specialist you are seeing what the prognosis is, and the likelihood of needing a liver transplant. Just remember, those answers are statistics, and your grandmother is not a statistic, but an individual. They are not predictive. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ammonia 41 umol/l Amylase 60 u/l Lipase 209 u/l ALT 81 AST 40 Albumin 4.2 gm/dl BUN 13 mg/dl Bilirubin 0.5 mg/dl i have hep c is this bad dr said no?

Ammonia 41 umol/l Amylase 60 u/l Lipase 209 u/l ALT 81 AST 40  Albumin 4.2 gm/dl BUN 13 mg/dl Bilirubin 0.5 mg/dl i have hep c is this bad dr said no?

Ask about Rx: These are for monitoring your illness. Most important is, "How do you feel?" Hopefully your hepatitis C is under observation, and you may well be a candidate for one of the new (2014) therapies that has a high likelihood of cure. ...Read more

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Can having hep c cause the level of alcohol in your urine to be higher than normal?

Can having hep c cause the level of alcohol in your urine to be higher than normal?

Not generally: However, if hepatitis C is in its later stages where it is causing significant damage to the liver's ability to metabolize alcohol, alcohol levels may remain higher than they usually would be. But in most people, it will not make much of a difference. Very little alcohol is excreted in urine, particularly in experienced drinkers. What is now measured are metabolites like ethyl glucuronide (Et-G) ...Read more

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Was wondering if these high levels could mean hep c has come back?

Need more info: High levels of what? The best way to determine if Hepatitis C has returned would be by testing your blood for hepatitis C viral load. ...Read more

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I got stuck by a needle @ work from a pt with hep c.... Why does one dr say my levels are undetactable and the other says they are?

I got stuck by a needle @ work from a pt with hep c.... Why does one dr say my levels are undetactable and the other says they are?

Not sure: I imagine this dilemma has to do with what labs were drawn, when they were drawn and which lab(s) ran the test. There is always a possibility of lab error as well. I would get it clarified by discussing it with your primary. Perhaps he/she can contact the labs for further clarification or order additional tests for confirmation. ...Read more

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Hep c tested yesterday for routine matters. Came back + low levels detected possible false +. Did viral load and repeat hep c ab twice both neg. ?

Hep C testing: If your first test for Hep C was positive, then you had 2 negative tests- it's quite likely the first test was a 'false positive'. If you were infected, the antibody should be positive. PCR testing can be 'false positive' if there is a small amount of contamination when the lab test is run. Hopefully your doctor can take the time to explain - or you can upload the lab tests here for more review. ...Read more

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My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with hep c level 3. now what?

My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with hep c level 3. now what?

Hep C: You should be tested. Practice safe sex. The risk of you contracting the disease is low but it does exist. Your girlfriend should be evaluated and possibly be treated. Her treatment depends on the type of virus, amount of circulating virus and extend, if any, of liver damage. There are more treatment options available today but she needs to be evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Are sgot and sgpt levels helpful in diagnosis of hep c . How do they alter in hep c?

Yes: Usually they are up in hepatitis c, both acute and chronic, and are typically the first warning. There are other causes of their being elevated. ...Read more

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Should i use saline water to increase my sodium level. I have hep c n cirohsis...am on diuretic?

Should i use saline water to increase my sodium level. I have hep c n cirohsis...am on diuretic?

Low sodium: The reason your sodium is low is because of an imbalance between the amount of fluid and the amount of sodium in your body. For instance your total sodium may be normal but your body fluid may be high thus making the concentration low. You need to see your MD to advise you on the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My partner has Hep C ,cirrhosis and liver cancer we just found out today his bilrubin level is 34 just how bad is that?

My partner has Hep C ,cirrhosis and liver cancer we just found out today his bilrubin  level is 34 just how bad is that?

Bad: You need to safeguard your health. Get tested to see if you have Hep C. There are effective treatments for Hep C infection and you should make sure you protect your health. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis of the liver. the Doc. says stage 4 level 4. i also am waiting for new meds to come out in fall for hep c.Life expectancy is....?

Depends: how is your liver function? if your docs are suggesting waiting and not going for SIM/SOF now, then things can't be too dire. make sure you get regular screening for liver cancer and esophageal varices. if the HCV gets taken care of, may or may not need a transplant down the line. ...Read more

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If liver enzyme levels are slightly elevated (alt 54) could this be due to fatty liver?Been vaccinated for hep a&b and don't meet hep c risk factors.

If liver enzyme levels are slightly elevated (alt 54) could this be due to fatty liver?Been vaccinated for hep a&b and don't meet hep c risk factors.

Possible: Many things can cause a slight elevation in alt. A repeat level should be done to monitor for trend. If continues abnormal then workup is indicated. ...Read more

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Tryin to find out what levels are to be at on a fibrosure nash lab, to make sure I don't have hep c, cancer chiroses, or fatty liver, can you help me ?

Tryin to find out what levels are to be at on a fibrosure nash lab, to make sure I don't have hep c, cancer chiroses, or fatty liver, can you help me ?

Insufficient: Fibrosure does not tell you all that; it is only a summary based on several other tests and attempts at scoring how advanced liver disease is assuming you have one. If concerned about liver disease you need first to check with a dr who can order the basic tests for viral infection and liver function profile; from the results, your dr may also order a liver biopsy which would be most conclusive ...Read more

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How can we reduce sgpt and sgot level if suffering from liver cirohsis and hep c if the patient is not a candidate for interferon etc?

How can we reduce sgpt and sgot level if suffering from liver cirohsis and hep c if the patient is not a candidate for interferon etc?

Hepatitis: This is truly a question and answer best evaluated and discussed with your hepatologist and liver specialty group since there might be alternative methods that can be used since there might not be available usage with interferon. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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