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Hepatitis C Symptoms In Women
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
If you have been diagnosed with hepatitis c, is it possible to still have it after 22 years even thought symptoms aren't shown?
Many: Until someone is starting to develop liver failure, the symptoms of hepatitis c can be very nonspecific (which is why it is sometimes called the silent killer). People can have fatigue (tiredness), just not feel well, mild depression, memory difficulties, or nothing. Once the liver starts to fail, symptoms become more specific and severe and docs can tell something is very wrong with the liver. ...Read more
I have had hepatitis C for about fifteen years and I haven't had any bad symptoms. How will I know when it's really bad. And what are the treatments?
Lots of info : People with hepatitis c need to be followed by a specialist who can help determine if, when, and what treatment is needed. There are blood tests that help determine whether someone is likely to have scarring. Some people need liver biopsies. All treatment currently includes interferon and Ribavirin and genotype 1 also includes a protease inhibitor. In 2-4 years treatment will be only pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a blood transfusion, and you end up with hepatitis c, is it possible to still have it even if you don't show symptoms after 22 years?
Yes: Women who have hep c can get pregnant if they are aware that they can give hep c to the baby. Sucessful treatment with medications to eliminate hep c removes this risk. However, the medications for hep c cause severe fetal harm; women must not get pregnant while on rx and for 6 months after rx is completed. Women must discuss this with primary, ob, or infectious disease doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get peripheral neuropathy from your mom whom had hepatitis c? And get symptoms of peripheral neuropathy 15yrs later?
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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