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My partner has Hep C ,cirrhosis and liver cancer we just found out today his bilrubin level is 34 just how bad is that?

My partner has Hep C ,cirrhosis and liver cancer we just found out today his bilrubin  level is 34 just how bad is that?

Bad: You need to safeguard your health. Get tested to see if you have Hep C. There are effective treatments for Hep C infection and you should make sure you protect your health. ...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


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I have Hep "C" & cirrhosis.Now have chronic stomach pain.How can I treat stomach pain,throat & vocal cord discomfort.ENT has prescribed me .famotidine?

I have Hep "C" & cirrhosis.Now have chronic stomach pain.How can I treat stomach pain,throat &  vocal cord discomfort.ENT has prescribed  me .famotidine?

You need: To see a gastroenterologist. Liver cirrhosis may lead varices and portal hypertension and liver congestion may lead to stomach pain. Treatment may include medications to reduce portal hypertension and treatment of hepatitis C ...Read more

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I have "untreatable end stage hep c and cirrhosis, meld 19, i'm just getting maintenance meds. No?

I have "untreatable end stage hep c and cirrhosis, meld 19,  i'm just getting maintenance meds.  No?

Talk to liver doc: Meld of 19 for most is mild-moderate on the spectrum of 'end-stage' cirrhosis with regards to prognosis. Since your were told untreatable it might be due to degree of cirrhosis or other factors, your doctor can explain further, including why may not be a liver transplant candidate. Maintenance meds would then be to control symptoms of the disease, you should ask for palliative care support also. ...Read more

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I have hep c. Also cirrhosis of the liver. I am very tired and can hardly function . What can I do?

I have hep c. Also cirrhosis of the liver. I am very tired and can hardly function . What can I do?

Many things: You already abstain from alcohol! sleep 8 hours. Eat enough protein: 1/2 gram per pound of body weight daily. Alpha lipoic acid, phosphatidyl choline, coenzyme q10, b vitamins, milk thistle and n-acetyl cysteine are all valuable liver supports. You may want to have your doctor evaluate your ammonia level. There are medications to help if that is elevated as often occurs in cirrhosis. ...Read more

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With hep c and cirrhosis, I have serious vomiting every 4 months, what causes the vomiting and what can I do do prevent it.

If you can afford it: Go and see dr berkson (bberkson@nmsu.Edu) he has an excellent program for hep c. He is an old friend and i know his superb medical record. ...Read more

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My husband has hep c and cirrhosis stage 4 since 2003 he is getting his liver tapped today.He is on lasiks 3 times a day at 4o mg a pop. His liver and?

My husband has hep c and cirrhosis stage 4 since 2003 he is getting his liver tapped today.He is on lasiks 3 times a day at 4o mg a pop. His liver and?

What is the ?: Cirrhosis represents scarring of the liver. It is usefully classified as child's (or child-pugh) class a, b or c. This has nothing to do with hep c as such. Tapping fluid (ascites) suggests it is class b or c and often indicates there is poor fluid and salt management. Lasix (furosemide) needs only once daily therapy. 120 of Lasix (furosemide) usually requires spironolactone to counter the k+ loss (often in a 40:100 ratio). ...Read more

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Is fatty liver the first step nearing cirrhosis? Would it be like fatty liver hep c then cirrhosis? ? If you drink heavy every day for 10 year?

Is fatty liver the first step nearing cirrhosis?  Would it be like fatty liver hep c then cirrhosis? ?  If you drink heavy every day for 10 year?

Liver disease: Hepatitis C is a specific virus which is implicated in liver disease. Liver disease can be caused by a variety of factors, including diet, medication, alcohol, genetics, and infection (e.g. Hep C). Fatty liver disease can be potentially reversed if you are able to treat. Cirrhosis is thought to be irreversible. Cirrhosis often starts with fatty liver disease. Seek help for heavy drinking. ...Read more

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My blood test came back with my ast-253 alt-217 and alk phos-145.0 are these readings dangerously high? I have hep c and cirrhosis of the liver

My blood test came back with my ast-253 alt-217 and alk phos-145.0 are these readings dangerously high? I have hep c and cirrhosis of the liver

These : These lab results are consistent with your condition, and indicate an advanced disease process. You need to be followed closely by your doctor. If you have abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin, vomiting blood, etc. Present to the er at once. Otherwise continue to follow up with your doctor and avoid alcohol, fatty foods, and foods with high salt content. Also avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) and advil. Take care. ...Read more

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Hep c cause Cirrhosis stage 4grade1 treatment cured from hep c, Can Cirrhosis still progress and keep scarring the liver after been clear from hep c?

Hep c cause Cirrhosis stage 4grade1 treatment cured from hep c, Can Cirrhosis still progress and keep scarring the liver after been clear from hep c?

Yes: Unfortunately cirrhosis is an irreversible process and some of the inflammatory activity that leads to scarring of the liver may proceed in absence of the virus (autoimmune mechanism). However, getting rid of the virus at least removes the initial or major cause of inflammation and thus may slow down the entire process ...Read more

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My brother has hep. c and cirrhosis of the liver, stage 4, his pancreas is gone he has type 2 diabetes and his veins are turning purple..what now ?

My brother has hep. c and cirrhosis of the liver, stage 4, his pancreas is gone he has type 2 diabetes  and his veins are turning purple..what now ?

Brother: Your brother has many problems but I am confident - I hope you are - that his doctors know how best to try and manage this. If your brother does not have a pancreas it is much more likely that he does not have type 2 diabetes but insulin deficiency requiring regular daily insulin. ...Read more

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Is marijuana harmful if you have hep c and b and cirrhosis?

Is marijuana harmful if you have hep c and b and cirrhosis?

Won't get transplant: I'm not saying it makes sense, but in some jurisdictions, you can be taken off the list for liver transplantation solely because you use -- or even have used -- marijuana. I am not making this up. This is "politics as usual." and this is in contrast to how having ruined your liver doing alcohol in the first place and being very likely to revert -- you can still get your transplant. ...Read more

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Should neksium 40mg be given to patients suffering from liver cirrhosis, hep c, if yes for how long ?

Should neksium 40mg be given to patients suffering from liver cirrhosis, hep c, if yes for how long 
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It depends: The dose is usually no more than 20 mg a day in people whose liver isn't working well due to cirrhosis. If neksium is being given for occasional heartburn, perhaps talk to your doctor about positioning at night, changing diet, and other non-medication interventions. If you have esophagitis (inflammation) then you might need it every day. It is worth talking to your doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for hep virus c cirrhosis?

Is there a treatment for hep virus c cirrhosis?

Yes: The full answer is yes and no. The treatment depends on multifactos including type of hepatitis c, stage of cirrhosis. Treatment option varies. It could be from medication alone or transplant in selected cases. ...Read more

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33 yr old hep c 5 yr will i get cirrhosis if no meds ect in like 25 yrs? Everything is low and treatable.

33 yr old hep c 5 yr will i get cirrhosis if no meds ect in like 25 yrs?  Everything is low and treatable.

25% chance: If for some reason, you did not want treatment for hcv for the next 25 years as treatment got easier and more effective at curing the infection, you would have about a 25% chance of developing cirrhosis. Higher risk if you drink alcohol. Keep up with the latest data on new treatments. This disease is being transformed. ...Read more

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How bad is cirrhosis of the liver from hep c? Should I be angry at ex?

How bad is cirrhosis of the liver from hep c? Should I be angry at ex?

Tx for Hep C: Unfortunately it is bad. The good news is that in few months medicines would cure or eliminate the virus. Make sure you discuss treatment with a liver specialist, a gastoenterologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for cirrhosis to happen drinking with high ALT & ast? No hep c, 27yo male, drinking 7 years, all other numbers normal

How long does it take for cirrhosis to happen drinking with high ALT & ast? No hep c, 27yo male,  drinking 7 years,  all other numbers normal

Can happen quickly: Even at your young age, extensive alcohol consumption can sicken the liver to the point of cirrhosis even in a very short span of time (like 7 years). Moderation and potentially complete abstinence may be your only hope to prevent this serious condition. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need life expectancy for liver cirrhosis. He has hep c with an enlarged liver and fluid around it.

I need life expectancy for liver cirrhosis. He has hep c with an enlarged liver and fluid around it.

Difficult to say: With the approval of the latest round of hep C medicines, hep C has become a potentially treatable illness, sometimes even in the face of known cirrhosis. He needs to see a good hepatologist ASAP. In the meantime, no alcohol, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or shellfish. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more