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Dr. Camilla Graham
747 doctors shared insights

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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Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Yes: Depending on the genotype, the cure rate can be over 90%. New medications make treatment easier and the results better. ...Read more

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What is medicine of hepatitis c?

What is medicine of hepatitis c?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C really be cured?

Can hepatitis C really be cured?

Yes: yes there are medications available to cure it. they are not 100%, but newer meds are becoming available, with very high success rates ...Read more

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What to do if I have hepatitis c?

Testing first: OK..firstly theres a couple things we need to know. There are several genotypes to hepatitis C...we need to know which you have. Second check a viral load. Third, liver function tests, AFP, CEA and GGT. A Hep C Fibrosure will indicate if there is liver fibrosis. There is a new med just out called Harvoni. Before this..treatment was with interferon and ribaviron. ...Read more

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How could a person get hepatitis c?

How could a person get hepatitis c?

HCV : Is usually spread from contaminated or shared needles. It is less likely to spread sexually or from infected mother to neonate than hbv. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis c.What should I do?

Hepatologist: I recommend that an experienced gastroenterologist or hepatologist evaluate, treat and follow you carefully. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat hepatitis c?

Is there any way to treat hepatitis c?

Yes: Yes, the treatment for hepatitis c is now very effective, often leading to complete cure. However, it can be difficult. Easier treatments are coming soon. Whether you can afford to wait for them or not depends mostly on the results of your liver biopsy. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are symptoms of hepatitis c?

I was wondering what are symptoms of hepatitis c?

None: No symptoms until far advanced, meaning the liver becomes cirrhotic. Sometimes acute infection can cause "jaundice", or your eyes to become yellow. ...Read more

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Can I give my toddler hepatitis c?

Can I give my toddler hepatitis c?

Improbable: Hepatitis c is transmitted via blood and other body secretions. Hepatitis a is the type that is spread thru fecal/oral/contact. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
1,157 doctors shared insights

Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
567 doctors shared insights

Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more