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Dr. Ivan Ip Dr. Ip
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What are relapse symptoms after triple therapy(ribavirin, peg-interferon, incivek) for hepatitis c? Very worried about relapsing at the moment!

Dr. Ivan Ip Dr. Ip
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What are relapse symptoms after triple therapy(ribavirin, peg-interferon, incivek) for hepatitis c? Very worried about relapsing at the moment!

Hep c: Hep c is hard to treat and as you know, the treatment is hard to tolerate. Symptoms of relapse would include jaundice, but a better way is to just get a viral load checked with a blood test. That would tell you a lot more. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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Is hep c curable?

Yes: There are multiple newer medications available to treat C. now, which can cure the disease. They are generally oral medications, taken for 8 to 24 weeks, and have greater than 90% success rate in curing the disease. They have very few side effects, although they are very expensive. If you have risk factors, be sure to get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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Healthy food for hep c?

Avoid alcohol: The most important change you can make is to eliminate alcohol from your life. Think of alcohol as adding fuel to the fire of hcv. Next, be careful about common medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) that can increase liver damage if taken at high doses. Check with a doctor before taking any new meds, including herbal products. Other than that, eat a well balanced diet with fruits and veggies and get exercise. ...Read more

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How contagious is hep c?

How contagious is hep c?

Very contagious.: Hep C is very contagious. It is spread through sexual inter course, infected needle sharing with IV drug use, infected tattoo needles, or blood transfusion. Vertical transmission from infected pregnant mother to infant can also occur. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hep C ?

Yes: Yes, today there are several effective treatment that can cure Hep C, with little to no side effects. ...Read more

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I have hep c, can I get a tatoo?

Do not worry: There is no contraindication for people with hepatitis c to have a tattoo. ...Read more

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When will itching from hep c stop?

When will itching from hep c stop?

Uncertain : To the degree you have liver dysfunction will determine when/how your liver gets better under treatment. Most people with hepc often have some degree of elevated bilirubin. Which in turn can cause itching. As this gets better w treatment, then so should the itching. Also a disorder called acquired porphyria cutania tarda may contribute and cause itching. ...Read more

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Can i get a tatoo if I have hep c?

Can i get a tatoo if I have hep c?

Yes.: But you should certainly notify the artist. Make sure you use a reputable and clean facility. Please make sure you are immunized against hep a and b. ...Read more

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Can improved immune reverse hep C 1a?

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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Go with DAA: In the past, treatment of Hepatitis C virus, used immune enhancing drugs, including interferons. The response rates were modest and there were many side effects. This treatment is now being replaced with direct antiviral agents (DAA), that target specific enzymes in the virus life cycle that are highly effective and associated with almost 100% cure rates. See a liver MD for assessment ...Read more

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What is the scientific name for hep c?

What is the scientific name for hep c?

Hepatitis C: There is not another more scientific name that we use in medicine. The hepatitis viruses are just called hepatitis a, b, c, d, e. ...Read more

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Can you still live 90 years with hep c ?

Can you still live 90 years with hep c ?

Yes: a small amount of peoe get over the infection without treatment Many clear the Hepaitis C with treatment Some people can live to 90 with it if they get over the infection ...Read more

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Can you get clumpy discharge with hep c?

Can you get clumpy discharge with hep c?

What do you have?: Hepatitis c is a viral infection of the liver, that may be acute or chronic. You didn't specify the extent or duration of your liver disease, nor the site at which you are experiencing "clumpy discharge" (e.g. Nose, ears, mouth, penis, vagina, rectum, skin lesion, belly button?), or whether the discharge contains blood, stool, odor, etc. Will need some more information please in order to help you. ...Read more

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Could Hep C cause elevated granulocytes?

Not by itself: Mild elevations in granulocytes are common. A cold water swim can raise to double-normal easily. Look for some other cause, or if it's mild and the granulocytes are well formed, don't worry. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by the hepatitis C virus that attacks the liver and ...Read more