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I was told that I have hep c. Is there a cure pr treatment available?

I was told that I have hep c. Is there a cure pr treatment available?

Yes, there is a cure: Go to gastroenterologist or hepatologist go to university center. There could use double or triple combination therapy which could help you. ...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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I was told that I can't be treated for hep c because the specific treatment is not covered by the government! Who do I contact to advocate for myself?

I was told that I can't be treated for hep c because the specific treatment is not covered by the government! Who do I contact to advocate for myself?

Research internet: Start with Canadian Liver Foundation and CATIE. They should be able to direct you to the right place. One of my patients US kept contacting the manufacturer of the Hepatitis C drugs and was able to get into a trial and received rx for free. Of course there are many details like which genotype you have, eligibility for drug. Do not give up. ...Read more

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I had hep c. I'm now cured but my skin has been really itchy after treatment. My cure date was over 2 years ago. Why am i still so itchy?

I had hep c. I'm now cured but my skin has been really itchy after treatment. My cure date was over 2 years ago. Why am i still so itchy?

Bar soap vaseline: Stop using liquid soaps as they are removing all your natural barriers. Mild bar soap like dove or aveeno (oatmeal) bars are best. Antibacterial soaps are bad and pre-select resistant bacteria. No lotions only pure vaseline massaged sparingly. Lotions evoporate and dry you out. ...Read more

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I have hep c and would like in laymans terms signs and symptoms of liver failure i was told that I have hep c about a year or so ago and i would like to know signs physically when things are getting bad. I have not had any treatments at this time. My medi

I have hep c and would like in laymans terms signs and symptoms of liver failure i was told that I have hep c about a year or so ago and i would like to know signs physically when things are getting bad. I have not had any treatments at this time. My medi

There are several.: Most patients with hep c (hcv) don't develop liver failure. Liver failure develops only after patients have developed cirrhosis. Signs of liver failure are often first seen in the blood (low albumin, elevated inr). Fluid in the abdomen (ascites), confusion (encephalopathy) are also signs of a failing liver. Jaundice (yellow) is not necessarily a sign of failure. ...Read more

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Recently cured from Hep C. Had mildly elevated liver enzymes and no liver damage. Have to take Acutane (exhausted treatments) for Severe Acne. Can I?

Recently cured from Hep C. Had mildly elevated liver enzymes and no liver damage. Have to take Acutane (exhausted treatments) for Severe Acne. Can I?

I say yes: Your prescribing detmatologist will need to make the determination that the need for preventing the grave consequences of your acne (barrier to employment, mutilation) outweighs the theoretical, minimal danger of actual liver injury. As a pathologist, I saw the call is easy if your liver is now otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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I have hep C 1a and have had it for t least 6 years but have not started treatment yet, the doc keeps holding off . When should I start treatment?

AASLD/IDSA guideline: Reference: www.hcvguidelines.org/full-report/initial-treatment-hcv-infection-patients-starting-treatment. A number of factors are considered in what therapy & when to start based on interferon-eligibility, fibrosis score, insurance coverage (some treatment regimens exceed $170,000 for a 12-week supply). Fear-not, since lots more Rx options are on the way in the coming months. ...Read more

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What happens if the hep c treatment doesn't work?

What happens if the hep c treatment doesn't work?

New meds - see doc: Depends on what treatment didnt work and what genotype you have. If you had treatment years ago with just interferon or combination of interferon and ribavirin, you may be eligible for triple therapy with a newer medication (telepravir or bocepravir) in combination with the other 2. This wold be based on genotype 1 disease. There are newer meds in clincal trial that will hopefully be avail soon. ...Read more

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Any latest news on treatment related to hep c n cirohsis?

Any latest news on treatment related to hep c n cirohsis?

Cirrhosis is late : Cirrhosis is a late and gradual (as well as progressive) complication of hepatitis. Think of cirrhosis as scarring resulting from ongoing liver damage. The earlier a person starts treatment, the more successful it will be to limit damage to the liver. However the decision to treat is based on disease activity and tolerating medication side effects. So treatment options have to be individualized ...Read more

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Can hep c come back after a successful treatment of infearon?

Hepatitis C: This is unlikely if a full course of therapy has successfully eliminated evidence of this virus. You may however become reinfected, the test may not have detected a minimal residual virus presence, or there may have been a lab error. In any event, being rechecked is always a beneficial idea. ...Read more

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I did the harvoni treatment for hep c how well does it work?

I did the harvoni treatment for
 hep c how well does it work?

90% - for type 1: Early studies claim a >90% cure rate for HepatitisC genotype 1. As with all studies and new drugs, time will tell as more and more studies will come out in the near future. ...Read more

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How successful is the treatment for hep c with peg interfuron?

How successful is the treatment for hep c with peg interfuron?

Combination therapy: Peg-interferon is never used alone. It is combined with ribavirin, and often with one of the newer anti-hcv protease inhibitors. Cure rates are high when all 3 drugs are used, though 2 may be enough for people with some of the more treatable genotypes. ...Read more

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Should a person with inactive hep c take the 12 week sofosbuvir/ledipasvir treatment?

How is inactive?: You can take the 12 week treatment but have your gi doctor recommend which you should do There is certain criteria to take less and it will include viral load. I am not sure what you mean by inactive vs low levels / You will also need a liver biopsy to see how you are doing first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hep c and had interferon treatment in 2001.I became undetectable until 2012 it came back.2013 test says nonreactive.How?

False positive: The type of test employed may be the issue. False positive results can occur. The best test is quantitative viral titer. If you have truly remained viral negative for 10 years the chances of recurrence are almost nil. ...Read more

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What are the contraindications of hep c treatment if I have RA and taking enbrel (etanercept)? Debating treatment for hep c

What are the contraindications of hep c treatment if I have RA and taking enbrel (etanercept)? Debating treatment for hep c

Hep C/RA: Treating chronic hepatitis c infection is a complex process. Specialists would need to know the genotype (to determine duration of treatment, 24 vs 48 weeks and the agents to use). Standard of treatment involved 2 drugs (pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) and ribavirin). However, with genotype 1, third agent will increase chance of success. Many side effects. New agents are coming out. You should discuss with your gi. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for hep c?

Curing Hepatitis C: By the end of this year there should be four or five pills that when used appropriately in combination will allow a cure for almost everyone with hepatitis c. This also means treatment by pill only and no interferon. ...Read more

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What is the correct treatment for hep c?

What is the correct treatment for hep c?

Great Options: Recommend confirming hep c RNA and genotype in the blood. This will help the hepatologist determine treatment options including pegylayed interferon, Ribavirin and/or telaprevir or boceprevir. There are many molecules to treat this disease in development which may be available in a clinical trial. Cure rates have continued to greatly improve ...... ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hep c type 3?

See answer: Presently the best is daklinza + sovaldi. New therapies are evolving so this can change in the next year or so. ...Read more

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How come I am negative for hep c after treatment?

Low viral load: Hopefully you have such a low virus count that you are cleared of active infection.Must keep a watch for recurrence however. ...Read more

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What to do about hep c, what's the treatment like?

See your doctor: treatment will depend on the subtype of virus (hepatitis C type 1,2,3,4 or 5). treatment is usually from 3 months to a year. it involves pills and weekly injections. there are new treatments becoming available, without injections. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

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