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Ammonia Levels And Hep C
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
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
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?
What are the chances of clearing hep. C. When it has reached levels in the millions in your blood count?
Absolutely: Newer therapies for hep c can be very effective. ...Read more
How long can someone survive after effectively being treated for hep c and on " remission", one dr says ur levels are undetactable 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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