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Is it possible to get hepatitis C from drinking someone's blood?

Is it possible to get hepatitis C from drinking someone's blood?

Hmmm...: Theoretically, if you get someone else's blood in your mouth and you have sores in your mouth or bleeding gums, you could get hepatitis c. There are lots of reasons to never drink someone else's blood and hcv is one of them. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

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


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Do health consequences result from drinking alcohol when having hepatitis c? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from drinking alcohol when having hepatitis c? If so, what are they?

Worsening function..: Your liver function will decline more rapidly and can result in advancing cirrhosis. Best to avoid it. ...Read more

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In 2012 stage 1 little scarring I have hepatitis C its been two years since I seen liver dr don't smoke or drink how long will it take to kill you?

In 2012 stage 1 little scarring I have hepatitis C its been two years since I seen liver dr don't smoke or drink how long will it take to kill you?

Hepatitis C: There is no way to answer that accurately. Lifestyle plays a big role in staying alive longer whether you have hep C or anything else for that matter. If you continue with poor choices like unprotected sex, fatty animal based diet, no fruits or vegetables and not see your liver doctor, it won't take long to kill you. See your doctor check how your liver is doing, make better lifestyle choices. ...Read more

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I have a brother who has cirrohsis , hepatitis C and just got pneumonia he is a drug IV user and drinks and smokes is this very bad?

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Yes: Your brother has many medical co-morbidities that will make almost any medical problem in him worse and more difficult to treat. He needs to be under the care of a doctor, closely. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more