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What medical problems are related to hcv?

What medical problems are related to hcv?

Liver cancer: The biggest risk is liver cancer. The risk of diabetes is increased 3 fold with hepatitis c. Patients are also more likely to develop vasculitis and non-hodgkins lymphoma if they have hep c. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by the hepatitis C virus that attacks the liver and ...Read more


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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Can arthritis cause other medical problems or diseases?

Yes: Arthritis can be from many things like ghonorrhea, rheumatoid, lupus, some cancers. Many of these things can casue heart problems and of course other things depending on the kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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Can having too may x-rays cause cancer or other major medical issues?

Can having too may x-rays cause cancer or other major medical issues?

Type and frequency: Radiation dose from ct is about 100 times chest x-ray. However the exact number of scans to induce cancer is not precisely known.If ct is necessary for diagnosis it is very accurate tool. Most institutions have reduced amount of exposure in recent years. If same diagnosis can be made with mr or ultrasound, non ionizing radiation, they should be chosen.Certain medical problems ct is necessary. ...Read more

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Can hypothyriod cause other health issues ?

Can hypothyriod cause other health issues

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Yes: The thyroid affects all system in the body and could cause many health issues. If you are hypothyroid, it's important to see your doctor to get it treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What sort of endocrine issues could lead to raynaueds phenomenon ? Or any other serious issues?

What sort of endocrine issues could lead to raynaueds phenomenon ? Or any other serious issues?

Low thyroid bad: Low thyroid can be very, very serious, even fatal when it entirely fails. Thankfully it usually doesn't stop entirely and we have replacement hormones so we rarely see life-threating thyroid disease. Raynaud's can be triggered by stress but most often by cold. Low thyroid often makes people cold and also causes stress. ...Read more

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Are appendix related problems genetic?

Are appendix related problems genetic?

Not likely: The appendix is a small 'appendage' that extends off the start of the colon--about six ft long (large intestine)--where the small bowel (@20ft long) empties into at the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is an evolutionary leftover piece of tissue which has no function; however when it becomes blocked and inflamed, appendicitis, it needs removal (i suppose this functions to help the surgeon). ...Read more

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What social problems are linked to health issues?

What social problems are linked to health issues?

Depends: How disease is viewed depends on time, society and context. Usually, higher socio-economic status correlates with better access to healthcare. For example, diabetes in poor areas might be associated with poor access to healthful foods and education, while in affluent areas, might be due to sedentary life-style and overindulgence. ...Read more

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Do you know if nerve related problems are more serious than other health related problems?

Do you know if nerve related problems are more serious than other health related problems?

Hard to Say: Nerve Injuries or pain syndromes are so different that it really depends on what the reasons are for the problem. See a doctor that treats nerve injuries specifically for more info and help. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health problems are related with teen obesity?

Need expert advice. What health problems are related with teen obesity?

Obesity teenager: There are over 20 different medical conditions that have been linked with obesity. The damage is cumulative over time. They range from elevated cholesterol, to high blood pressure, to heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, reflux, asthma, and arthritis. These over shadow the depression, social isolation, social dysfunction, and anxiety all magnified as a teen and all related to obesity. ...Read more

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What medical conditions are related to chronic fatigue syndrome?

What medical conditions are related to chronic fatigue syndrome?

See below: Cfs identifies a heterogeneous population of people in whom fatigue, pain, cognitive complaints and virus-like symptoms are the final common consequence of a variety of different causes. Most patients have had past or current psychiatric disorders such as depression. Postinfectious fatigue cases after mononucleosis, influenza, brucellosis, lyme disease and q fever are indistinguishable from cfs. ...Read more

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Are chronic back problems related to drug addiction?

Are chronic back problems related to drug addiction?

Might be: It could be since the pancreas can be indirectly affected by all the medications and can cause pain in the mid back so make sure you do not have pancreatic inflammation. ...Read more

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What medical problems result from wildfires?

What medical problems result from wildfires?

Fires: Smoke and heat from fires can put people at risk, as well as impulsive behaviors spiked by fear. ...Read more

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What medical problems are related to hcv?

Liver cancer: The biggest risk is liver cancer. The risk of diabetes is increased 3 fold with hepatitis c. Patients are also more likely to develop vasculitis and non-hodgkins lymphoma if they have hep c. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that HCV has been spread during medical or dental procedures?

Is there any evidence that HCV has been spread during medical or dental procedures?

Hep C transmission: There have been several well-known instances of this occurring. Investigation always reveals a failure to follow standard precauations. Hep c outbreak in las vegas was due to crna re-using syringes. Elsewhere failure to clean scopes properly has led to issues. ...Read more

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I have reactive anti body hcv but negative pcr,what can i do to pass my GAMCA medical test?i had applied for the saudi arabia

I have reactive anti body hcv but negative pcr,what can i do to pass my GAMCA medical test?i had applied for the saudi arabia

Should be fine: Antibodies to HCV can be a false positive, indicate prior resolved infection or active infection. However a negative PCR means that you do not harbor an active infection. As long as it remains negative and your liver function tests are normal, you should be able to pass your medical exam. ...Read more

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Diagonised nafld my height 6 feet weight 80 kgs -ve hbsag, hcv, HIV will it get cured also iam not diabetic? Does it progress to more serious problems

Diagonised nafld my height 6 feet weight 80 kgs -ve hbsag, hcv, HIV will it get cured also iam not diabetic? Does it progress to more serious problems

Potential: Nafld is one of the most common liver issues largely due to obesity. It is however reversible if one is to take measures in wt loss and healthy habits. New england journal of medicine has also published a study on the effect of vit e 400iu 2x/day with some significant impact in reducing inflammation to the liver. Otherwise you would need to f/u with a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help prevent retinal detatchment due to HCV treatment? I tore my retina in 3 places 16 years ago

Can medical marijuana help prevent retinal detatchment due to HCV treatment? I tore my retina in 3 places 16 years ago

Probably not: This should be discussed with your eye doctor. One thing to keep in mind is that interferon alfa is contraindicated with retinal problems, but the new treatments that should be available in the next 1-4 years (depending on certain factors) will be pills and no interferon. These might be safer. Your doc can help you figure out risks and benefits. ...Read more

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What is hcv?

HEPATITIS C VIRUS: Hepatitis c virus - viral infection causing hepatitis. All babyboomers should be screened ! ...Read more

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How is HCV spread?

How is HCV spread?

Bodily Fluids: Like other blood borne diseases, it can be spread during exchange of bodily fluids this commonly includes IV drug use, sexual encounters, improper tattoos, during birth of a child and previously with blood transfusions. ...Read more

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How is HCV transmitted?

How is HCV transmitted?

Sexual contact,blood: Since hepatitis c (hcv) is 'blood borne' it is transmitted by sexual contact with a person infected with hepatitis c or sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes. Other ways: sharing needles (iv drug use), needlestick injuries in health care settings and infants can be born to hcv+ mothers. Tattoos (unsterile) possible too. ...Read more

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Is HCV is cureable completely?

Is HCV is cureable completely?

Virus can be cured: Hepatitis c infection can be cured with antiviral treatment, unlike HIV or hepatitis b. However, if the person has had a lot of scarring of the liver, that might or might not improve, depending on how severe the damage is. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of hcv?

Usually none: Often found as incidental abnormalities on liver chemistry tests, leads to hep testing. Can have no symptoms, fatigue, aches/pains, anemia, jaundice, weight loss, fluid/weight gain, abdominal swelling, easy bruising, other symptoms of liver disease, personality changes, abnormal mental status, etc. ...Read more

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Can HCV be spread within a household?

Yes/No: Hepatits c is only passed by blood. So, one should not share razors or toothbrushes in the household if they have hepatitis c. One should probably also retain from sexual intercourse during their menses. Otherwise, someone with hepatitis c should not be able to spread it within his/her empty household. ...Read more

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Who pays for all boomers to get tested for hcv?

Boomers: Your question seems to be either straight forward, or egging-on an argument...So let's keep things simple- the person getting tested is the one who pays for the hcv test. Why would one test "all boomers" anyhow? That's a waste of resources. However, boomers at risk of contracting hcv should all be tested. ...Read more

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Who benefits if all boomers get tested for hcv?

Who benefits if all boomers get tested for hcv?

Individs and society: Not all boomers need to be tested. Risk factors include nasal (snort), IV (mainline) or im (skin pop) drug use, contaminated tattoo use, less is sexual contact (multiple partners, unprotected sex), transfusions before 1993 (testing), hemophilia rx before 1993, illegal abortions, especially before roe v wade, hx stds. Estimated 4 million infected. Biggest cohort is among those born 1945-1965. ...Read more

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Is there any test tells when we exposed to HCV ?

Is there any test tells when we exposed to HCV ?

No...: There is not a test available that can "carbon date" or determine when someone was first infected with hepatitis c virus or how long they have carried it. ...Read more

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How can decrease HCV level from the border line?

How can decrease HCV level from the border line?

Hepatitis C therapy: Good treatments for hepatitis c are evolving, but conventional drug regimens now offer considerable success rates with use of three agents (each with significant side effects). Not treating hepatitis c, even low viral titers, can lead to cirrhosis & liver cancer. You are also at risk of transmitting the infection. Please talk to your doctor about the pros/cons of today's medical options. ...Read more

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What could these HCV results mean or (most likely) indicated?

What could these HCV results mean or (most likely) indicated?

Need more info: I don't see your results, but if you had an HCV Ab that was positive, you likely contracted hepatitis C, although sometimes this can be a false positive. If you had an HCV VL (viral load) that was positive, then you have hepatitis C. The great news is that hepatitis C can be cured in > 95% of cases now a days. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for HCV to show up on a test?

Please tell me how long it takes for HCV to show up on a test?

Varies: It can take about eight weeks for an hcv antibody test to become positive after an exposure. Another test called the hcv RNA can become positive from days up to 8 weeks, depending on the type of exposure and size of exposure. ...Read more