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What are the main symptoms of hcv?

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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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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Hello, I have lot of C hep symptoms. I toll analysis on HCV RNS one, two, three and 4 months after expose. All HCV RNS negative. Why are the symptoms?

Hello, I have lot of C hep symptoms. I toll analysis on HCV RNS one, two, three and 4 months after expose. All HCV RNS negative. Why are the symptoms?

What symptoms?: Tell us what symptoms you are having and we may be able to help you figure out what else besides hepatitis C could be causing those symptoms. ...Read more

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I have early fibrosis and lifelong HCV. Can recurring, intermittent splenomegaly be caused by HCV alone? Or does it need evaluation? No other symptoms

I have early fibrosis and lifelong HCV. Can recurring, intermittent splenomegaly be caused by HCV alone? Or does it need evaluation? No other symptoms

Splenomegaly: Possibly portal hypertension which is a result of fibrosis/cirrhosis. Can also be mono or HIV, rare parasitic/fungal/ bacterial infections, abnormal hemoglobin or metabolic/autoimmune diseases ( but then it is constantly enlarged) and rarely tumors like lymphoma again that would be constant. Duplex ultrasound/ spectral color/ power doppler can image. Discuss with MD?GI ...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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Can HCV be spread within a household?

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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