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Years ago i was diagnosed with hep c.I'm having sharp pains all along my waist in the abdomen area.Is this getting serious?

Years ago i was diagnosed with hep c.I'm having sharp pains all along my waist in the abdomen area.Is this getting serious?

Unclear: In the very late stages of hepatitis c, the liver starts to fail and people can have build up of fluid in the abdomen (ascites), which can cause discomfort. Usually people notice swelling first. The pain described here could be something else, like irritable bowel syndrome. It is important to have these symptoms checked by a health provider and have the hcv checked as well. ...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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Stomach bloating a sign of hep c?

Stomach bloating a sign of hep c?

Probably not: Everyone born from 1945 through 1965 needs at least one test for hepatitis c antibody, so if you haven't been tested yet, ask your doctor. Hcv can cause many vague symptoms like fatigue, abdominal discomfort , poor concentration, depression, joint aches, or just feeling poorly. But, lots of other conditions can cause similar symptoms. It is best to just get tested. ...Read more

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Is too late for me, I have hep c and severe injuries from a car accident. I had stomach problems so t injected the pills and now I have right side pai?

Is too late for me, I have hep c and severe injuries from a car accident. I had stomach problems so t injected the pills and now I have right side pai?

HEPATITIS C AND INJU: You have to rephrase the question.Hepatitis c and injury have no connection.Hepatitis c is a chronic condition and depending on the type of virus you are infected and what the vral count is determines the treatment options and the prognosis.Hepccan lead to cirrosis of liver and in some cases cancer.Please let us know what injuries have to do with hep c.Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has hep c and bloating and stomach pain.

My boyfriend has hep c and bloating and stomach pain.

This is from liver: Inflammation from his hepatitis c. You need protection too from hepatitis c too. Your history indicates you've drank alcohol heavily. At this time both of you need to refrain from that, as it will increase the inflammation. Also, hydrate and make sure your boyfriend is receiving follow up care for his liver condition. He needs to stay away from any deep fried, or processed foods, as possible. ...Read more

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How to tell if your stomach is just bloated or if its my liver acting up I have Hep C had an ultrasound last month everything seemed OK a little fatty?

How to tell if your stomach is just bloated or if its my liver acting up I have Hep C had an ultrasound last month everything seemed OK a little fatty?

Probably gas: "Bloated" refers to gas in the bowels - the intestinal tract. Your liver is a large organ in your upper right abdomen. Usually with bloating the uncomfortable gas moves around, & often passes with belching or flatus. The liver of course can't do that. If you continue to have those symptoms & they are problematic, do get checked. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have untreated hep c.And do drugs throuhg iv.I get severe stomach pain when im withdrawling.Once I do a shot it helps mmy stomach. Why would this be?

I have untreated hep c.And do drugs throuhg iv.I get severe stomach pain when im withdrawling.Once I do a shot it helps mmy stomach. Why would this be?

Hepatitis C and : Hello: withdrawal can present as if you are deathly ill. It is a full mental and physical process that can be one of the hardest things you will ever go through. It sounds like it would be much better for you to withdraw under medical observation in a detox facility.. You are more likely to get through it safely with medical help. ...Read more

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I have untreated hep c genotyoe 3, having serious stomach pain along with belly distention. Im Outta town,would ER help with anything? Pain?

I have untreated hep c genotyoe 3,  having serious stomach pain along with belly distention.  Im Outta town,would  ER help with anything? Pain?

Hep C and bellybpain: Hello and welcome to HealthTap. Yes the ER should be able to help, I am not sure how severe your Hep C is, it can result in advance liver disease that can cause accumulation of fluid in the abdomen/ belly. I would HIGHLY suggest that you be seen by a physician preferably in ER. Thank you! ...Read more

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I`ve hep c - nsaids cause upset stomach,does acetaminophen is safe for me,to combat fever,if yes which dosage and duration of time.

I`ve hep c   - nsaids cause upset stomach,does acetaminophen is safe for me,to combat fever,if yes which dosage and duration of time.

Ans: Watch out for Tylenol (acetaminophen) for it is metabolized through the liver. Now you did not say your hepatitis was active. Know what your liver enzymes are. But best to avoid Tylenol (acetaminophen). Also why are you taking all this pain medication? ...Read more

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My lower stomach is swolln/bad pain n dbl over when standin.Legs r swolln & itch, I have hep c but no severe yellow of eye or skin yet so, b worried?!

My lower stomach is swolln/bad pain n dbl over when standin.Legs r swolln & itch, I have hep c but no severe yellow of eye or skin yet so, b worried?!

Hepatitis C: Glad to hear your eyes & skin aren't yellow but it sounds like you have ascites (swollen belly) & possible spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (bad belly pain). Liver failure from hepc could account for swollen legs (edema) & itch. Bottom line, you need to go to hospital for baseline tests where id specialist or hepatologist (gastroenterologist) can care for you. Don't wait 'til you get worse. ...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