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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)

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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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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