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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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Sometimes we touch money with dried blood on it, if these blood contain hep c virsue can it transmit? If we have skin cracks on our hands or minor cuts, or cuts with dried blood(healing process). I am doing a big research about hep c so please help.

Sometimes we touch money with dried blood on it, if these blood contain hep c virsue can it transmit? If we have skin cracks on our hands or minor cuts, or cuts with dried blood(healing process). I am doing a big research about hep c so please help.

Unlikely: Dried blood would be unlikely to transmit any viruses - the general rule of hepatitis C transmission is 2% from a needle-stick injury from hepatitis C positive blood. It makes it a very unlikely case of transmission from this casual interaction. You may be aware that there were some cases reported of re-using needles or contaminated inkwells with hepC positive blood. ...Read more

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What would cause platelet of 15000, given 6 units of blood now 30000. Wont stay and not making blood, had treatment for hep c for months now? Help

What would cause  platelet of 15000, given  6 units of blood now 30000.  Wont stay and not making blood, had treatment for hep c for months now? Help

Hepatitis C: Your low platelet can be caused/related to your hepatitis c- both the disease and the treatment. Also, if you have splenomegaly - or enlargement of the spleen- that will also cause/associated to the decrease level of platelet. If you also drink alcohol- please stop as alcohol will not help your problem here and may further supress your bone marrow production. Please discuss further with your md. ...Read more

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What causes hep c?

What causes hep c?

Blood contact: Hepatitis c is caused by hepatitis c virus, which is transmitted mostly through blood exposure (sharing needles and syringes). I can also be transmitted sexually, especially through fairly rough, unprotected, inadequately lubricated sex where there might be blood exposure. ...Read more

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How can I work with hep c?

How can I work with hep c?

Are you asking...: ...if 1) your disease is curable? (yes, it is with excellent efficacy and tolerance given today's medication options) or 2) are you concerned about transmission to others? or 3) are you asking if the disease qualifies for disability? ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hep c?

What are symptoms of hep c?

Get tested: The symptoms of hepatitis c are very nonspecific to none initially to a yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and eyes, confusion, fluid in the abdomen (ascites) as it advances over decades. The real way to tell if you have hepatitis c is to get tested at the doctor's office. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hep c?

Hepatitis C virus: The different viruses causing hepatitis are named using the letters of the alphabet. The hep c virus is almost entirely transmitted by needles, either through shared needles in drug use, or contaminated blood or blood products given by needle or multiple uses of needles in some countries. ...Read more

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Can you get hep c from sex ?

Can you get hep c from sex ?

Possibly: The cdc estimates that about 20% of new cases of hepatitis c are from sex. However, the risk for any one person is low. Men who have anal sex with other men are at higher risk. People who are young, have multiple partners, or have sores like herpes or syphilis are also at risk. Heterosexual couples who have been together a while are at low risk. ...Read more

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Is hep c sexuaily transmited?

Is hep c sexuaily transmited?

Blood borne disease: Hepatitis c virus (hcv) infection is not considered a sexually transmitted disease. Rather, it is considered more of a blood borne infection that is highly transmittable- more so than hiv. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hep c ?

Viral hepatitis: Hepatitis C is a form of viral hepatitis, infection and inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There is no effective cure for hepatitis and the disease can lead to liver failure and increase risk of developing liver cancer. There is no effective vaccine to prevent infection with Hepatitis C. To prevent: avoid sharing needles if you use IV drugs, use condoms, avoid contact with blood/fluid ...Read more

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Can u treat all types of hep c?

Yes: Some types, like genotypes2 and 3 are easier to treat than genotype 1, the most common, and genotype 4. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hep c?

What are the symptoms of hep c?

Symptoms: The most common signs of hepatitis C are none, since it usually does not cause symptoms. When it does, they are more related to the liver, Jaundice or severe fatigue being the two most common. If you think you have hepatitis C, get tested. There are cures now.. ...Read more

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Can you spread hep c through sex?

Can you spread hep c through sex?

Low likelihood: Someone in a long-term, monogamous relationship with a partner infected with HCV is at low risk, the risk of sexual transmission ranges from 0 to 0.6 percent per year. This risk of transmission is slightly higher — about 1 percent per year — if involved in a short-term sexual relationship with someone who has Hepatitis C. The risk increases if the person is HIV positive ...Read more

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What new drugs are their for hep c?

New Hep C drugs: There are 2 new (just over 1 year on the market) drugs known as protease inhibitors. Victrelis (boceprevir) is one and Incivek is the other. These are only approved for treatment of genotype 1 and either must still be used in conjunction with pegalated interferon and ribavirin. There is a 2nd gen protease inhibitor and a polymerase inhibitor currently in development. ...Read more

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How do you catch hep c from others?

Mostly drugs: Usually by sharing needles or syringes with them during drug use. It can be transmitted sexually, but not easily. It's often through "rough sex, " where there may be some tears, perforations, or blood exposure. ...Read more

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How to tell if hep c is gettting worst?

Usually blood tests: If you can see/feel your HCV worsening, then it is significantly worse--and may present as jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin) and/or diffuse itchiness of skin. Usually periodic blood tests monitor how your liver is functioning until deemed stable, then checked less often. Talk to your Dr if worried. ...Read more

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Can Acute hep c change to chronic hep c?

Yes, usually does: Yes, acute HPV usually becomes chronic. That's the natural course of infection. I hope you're under a doctor's care; continue to follow his or her advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I not catch hep c from my partner?

How do I not catch hep c from my partner?

Very protected sex.: First your partner has to find out if he definitely has hep c, given the options to treat or not to teat, but understand fully the implications of having this entity, and possible complications on the future. The expert would answer in detail your question (you both should go), as a general answer, if quality condom is used, should be protected. In the medical field, nothing is 100%. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

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