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Can I be on the eligible blood donation list after a false positive test for hepatitis c?

Can I be on the eligible blood donation list after a false positive test for hepatitis c?

Should be: False positive, of course, has to be confirmed by more sophisticated test, i.e., nucleic acid assay test. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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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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Should people with hepatitis C get ultrasound screenings?

Should people with hepatitis C get ultrasound screenings?

No: Only if they have cirrhosis. One has to have cirrhosis before they get liver cancer. However, i recommend a baseline ultrasound on all patients with hep c. This is not screening, but could pick up cirrhotic nodules or other anomalies at baseline. ...Read more

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What makes some people with hepatitis C more likely to get liver cancer?

Cirrhosis: Hepatitis c commonly causes chronic liver disease. Over time, if untreated, and with ongoing inflammation, can lead to scarring (cirrhosis). Hep c patients with cirrhosis are at increased risk for liver cancer. Goals of rx are to get rid of virus, stop the inflammation, prevent the scarring, and prevent cancer as well as liver failure. ...Read more

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What makes some people with hepatitis C more or less likely to get liver cancer? 

What makes some people with hepatitis C more or less likely to get liver cancer? 

Cirrhosis: In hepatitis c, you must have cirrhosis, prior to developing liver cancer. Alcohol, obesity, diabetes and HIV meds can accelerate liver damage leading to cirrhosis at a faster rate. ...Read more

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Can people with hepatitis C take aleve (naproxen)?

Can people with hepatitis C take aleve (naproxen)?

Kidney function: Is more important with aleve (naproxen). How is your kidney? Hepatitis c affects your liver function. So, yes, you may use aleve (naproxen), but know your kidney function first, and do so with supervision of your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?

Is there a way to screen people with hepatitis C for liver cancer?

MD, SONO, AFP lab: Liver cancer (ca) in hep c generally occurs if there is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. Hep b can get ca without cirrhosis. Check with md for viral load, genotype, other possible hep viruses, other causes chronic liver disease (autoimmune, iron, copper disease). May need liver biopsy to decide on need for rx (and type). Sonogram (no xrays), Alpha feto protein (afp, tumor marker). ...Read more

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Are there any cures for people with hepatitis C for headaches ?

Are there any cures for people with hepatitis C for headaches <other than acetaminophen or ibuprofen>?

CURE CURE ?????: Hepatitis c remains with you active or dormant ; headaches if noreason found by a neurologigt then try this xango juice 3 oz, hold in mouth for 3 min. 3 times a day for 3 months . Yoga . Massage of scalp 5 min every day essential oils aroma therapy 5fruits, 5 berries , 5 veges / day. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis c?

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 more

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Dr. Jay Park
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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