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Could I use Accutane if I have hepatitis c?

Could I use Accutane if I have hepatitis c?

High caution: It is not contraindicated, but if you have severe/active disease, probably no doc will prescribe it for you. So, if you have hep c, but not active and no evidence of liver disease yet, it should be ok. This med is now most commonly prescribed by dermatologist...I doubt yur family doc will...As it is a pretty involved process for the doc prescribing and patient recieving it... Good luck...

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What to do if I have hepatitis c?

What to do if I have hepatitis c?

Testing first: OK. Firstly there's a couple things we need to know. There are several genotypes to hepatitis C...we need to know which you have. Second check a viral load. Third, liver function tests, AFP, CEA and GGT. A Hep C Fibrosure will indicate if there is liver fibrosis. There is a new med just out called Harvoni. Before this. Treatment was with interferon and ribaviron.

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I have hepatitis c.What should I do?

Hepatologist: I recommend that an experienced gastroenterologist or hepatologist evaluate, treat and follow you carefully.

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Could I have hepatitis C from cutting myself on a public container lid that someone with it touched?

Could I have hepatitis C from cutting myself on a public container lid that someone with it touched?

Extremely unlikely: HCV requires blood to blood contact so unless the lid was saturated in someone else's blood the answer is no.

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Should I breastfeed if I have hepatitis c?

Should I breastfeed if I have hepatitis c?

Yes,: You may. Breastfed infants are not at higher risk to get infected by hepatitis c. In case nipples are cracked or bleeding, abstaining of breastfeeding should be considered.

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Should I tell my dentist that I have hepatitis c?

Should I tell my dentist that I have hepatitis c?

Absolutely: While we treat sterilization of instruments and operatories the same either way... It may be important for your best care for your dentist to know and properly care for you.

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Hello, I have hepatitis c. Donyou recomend any experimental treatment?

Hello, I have hepatitis c. Donyou recomend any experimental treatment?

That depends.: Your personal physician knows the severity of your hepatitis and what treatments you have already had. I would go over the protocol with that provider to see what the risks ; potential benefits are. This needs to be a careful and informed decision.

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I think I have hepatitis c, how long should I wait to do a blood test?

I think I have hepatitis c, how long should I wait to do a blood test?

Right away: Hepatitis does not give symptoms until far advanced. Get tested right away. If you think you just got infected, the blood test may take a few weeks to become positive.

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I am a male and wondering if I am allowed to have unprotected sex to have a child, if I have hepatitis c?

I am a male and wondering if I am allowed to have unprotected sex to have a child, if I have hepatitis c?

Risk lower than HIV: There is some question on the transmission of hcv in a serodiscordant couples - with little if any virus found in seminal fluid - however, if sexual practice incurs small tears in the skin, then blood exposure is possible. A study in 2003 (sex transm infect 2003;79:160–162) demonstrated no hcv transmission in serodiscordant couples. Based on current data, go ahead.

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I have hepatitis c, and can not afford the treatment. Is there somewhere I can get funding or even be apart of a trial?

I have hepatitis c, and can not afford the treatment. Is there somewhere I can get funding or even be apart of a trial?

Yes: The drug companies will provide hepatitis c drugs at no charge for people who qualify (insurance doesn't cover the drugs and lower income). Your provider would need decide what treatment you need and help you apply. Clinical trials help everyone get more information about how well new drugs work and how safe they are. Clinicaltrials. Gov lists info about registered studies and sites.

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How do I know if I have hepatitis c?

How do I know if I have hepatitis c?

Hep C: Jandice may occur (a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes). Abdominal pain, fever and weight loss are also seen. In the vast majority of cases people have no idea and are finding it incidentally.

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How can I know if I have hepatitis c?

How can I know if I have hepatitis c?

Blood test: Through a blood test that will check for antibodies. The sooner you know, the better.

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How can I tell someone I have hepatitis c?

Honesty: Hepatitis c is for the most part only passed by blood. Most patients acquired it via experimenting with drugs, blood transfusion or tattoos. You do not need to tell most of your friends that you have hepatitis c, but should probably tell sexual partners.

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What to do if I have hepatitis C and interferon did not work.?

What to do if I have hepatitis C and interferon did not work.?

Hep C Rx: Treatment options include: Direct antiviral agents (DAA's). DAA's are a group of different antiviral agents taken orally for a much shorter period of time than the other medications and will probably revolutionize the treatment of Hep C. Both new pills - Olysio (simeprevir) and Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) - work better than the current treatment for hepatitis C. They cure it more often & in less time

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Can I still hug and kiss my family members if I have hepatitis c?

Can I still hug and kiss my family members if I have hepatitis c?

Absolutely: Casual contact like hugging, kissing, and sharing dishes will not transmit hepatitis c. Nursing a baby won't. Heterosexual sex with a monogamous long term partner is very unlikely to transmit hepatitis c. However, do not share anything that might have even tiny amounts of blood on it like toothbrushes, razors, nail or hair clippers.

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Looking to further my education and myself by becoming an registered nurse can I even tho I have hepatitis c?

Looking to further my education and myself by becoming an registered nurse can I even tho I have hepatitis c?

Sure: It would be discriminatory to not be able to become a nurse. Universal precautions are taught to all health care providers, and certainly as a nurse, one would be using gloves to draw blood and clean wounds, etc. Universal precautions protects both the patients and the providers, so you would be fine to try and further your education. Good luck.

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