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Hcv Affect Emotional
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
What does it mean if I'm non reactive for hepc and the HCV signal to cutoff: 0.4 what does that mean Why is it 0.4 if I'm nonreactive wouldn't it be 0?
No: This is the nature of immunoassays. It's not counting sheep in a pasture; it's 21st century deep electronic technology stuff. And I'll admit it's often confusing. There's background noise that produces the 0.4. Best wishes. ...Read more
Should i get tested for HCV if i a barber used a razor blade on me (i didn't see any cuts after that)?
No: Screening for chronic hcv infection is recommended for patients with certain risk factors only. For example, patients who have used injection drugs, those who received blood products before july 1992, hiv-positive individuals, and those with evidence of liver disease are some groups who should be tested. The screening recommendations for europeans are similar to those for americans. ...Read more
I tested my blood and i don't know what are mean by GRA% HCV MCH because these are marked low , thanks ?
CBC values: GRA%=percent granulocytes. These are the infection fighting cells, also called pmns or neutrophils MCV=mean (red cell) volume, a measure of the average size of rbc, commonly decreased with iron def. or thallasemia MCH=mean cellular hemoglobin, the concentration of the hemoglobin molecule in the cells, again commonly decreased with iron defic. or thal. If Hgb/Hct are normal, look for alpha-thal ...Read more
Usually none: Often found as incidental abnormalities on liver chemistry tests, leads to hep testing. Can have no symptoms, fatigue, aches/pains, anemia, jaundice, weight loss, fluid/weight gain, abdominal swelling, easy bruising, other symptoms of liver disease, personality changes, abnormal mental status, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hcv is not easily transmitted sexually, and when it is, it's not through oral sex. We're seeing some sexual transmission among gay men, usually as a result of rough receptive anal sex where there may be abrasions and blood contact. It's uncommon among heterosexuals, and i've never heard of oral transmission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural medicine: Unfortunately, the majority of the doctors here are allopathic docs and not herbal/homeopathic. That said, the active ingredient in black seed oil is an antioxidant called thymoquinone. I'm aware of selected uses:inflammation in arthritis, bronchitis, Some allergies, diabetes, high blood pressure and a few others.As an antioxidant, it boosts your immune syst. Natural prod also have side effects. ...Read more
Yes: The risk of transmitting hepatitis c to an opposite sex partner is low, and condoms are not recommended (although there may be other reasons to use condoms). Be careful not to share personal items that could contain small amounts of blood like razors or clippers. Some people decide to be treated for hcv (cured) to give themselves peace of mind about their loved ones. ...Read more