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Is A Dull Pressure Under My R Ight S Ide R Ibs A S Ign Of Hep It It Is C
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
I have hepatitis C I have had shortness of breath and pain under right side of ribs.Should i be very concerned?
Hep C: Yes. Any time that you have some illness potentially compromising lung function or impeding respirations this is a serious matter. The complications associated with hepatitis c are numerous, but before assuming this current problem is related you need further investigation. Hopefully you are seeing a doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For days now I have been having horrible pain under my left rib cage I can't hardly sleep at night it sometimes shots up my left arm I do have hepatitis c but it's never bothered me before what could it be?
Left rib cage pain: May be constipation( try milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) x 2 days), could be gastritis, with or without h pylori, try maalox or ranitidine or prilosec, rarely could be pancreas( blood work),gallbladder (sonogrm) or cardiac( EKG,echo) or clot( d-dimer. Are you on any medications? could be related to that as well? Liver is on the right but pain can always occur in unusual places. F/U w/ urgent care/ ER today ...Read more
Depends: After someone is exposed to hcv, most people have no symptoms. It is called a "silent epidemic" because people can live 20 - 40 years with no symptoms, or maybe just feeling tired, while the hcv is causing liver damage. Since many people were infected in the 1960-1980's, they have already experienced damage. This is why everyone born between 1945-1965 should be tested. ...Read more
Signs that chronic hepatitis C is getting worse ? I have an appointment with my liver dr in two weeks just wanna knOw ?
Hepatitis c injection" peg intron (peginterferon alfa 2b) a" has many side effects. How can they be decreased.?
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A virus: Hepatitis c is a virus that affects the liver. It is transmitted by blood contact. About 20% of people fight it off quickly. The rest it keeps attacking the liver for years/ decades. Some people get fatigue, some don't notice it. Around 20 years of this attack the liver develop cirrhosis and even failure. There are treatments available, although work is being done on better options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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