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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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What are good hep c levels? Which things on my test results should I watch most?Ast/alt...And which ones r most import. I'm 28/f/hep c
Two years ago my hep c virus level was 1.7 and my sgpt level was 51. A "supplemental" test was done and came back negative for hep c. Why was it high?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My partner has Hep C ,cirrhosis and liver cancer we just found out today his bilrubin level is 34 just how bad is that?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Have high CRP for 1st time 24 mg/L, Hep C doc doesn't think related. Does this level always mean systemic problem, or cud it b localised i.e. dental?
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