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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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Hep C non reactive result, then indeterminate, then non-reactive. I have no symptoms but may have been exposed. Results from last week are negative. Do I have the virus?

Hep C non reactive result, then indeterminate, then non-reactive. I have no symptoms but may have been exposed. Results from last week are negative. Do I have the virus?

Most likely negative: results are negative results, and indeterminate sandwiched between 2 negatives likely count as negative too. Experts recommend waiting beyond the 3 month period where immune latency should not be a factor in the diagnostic process. I would make sure I get another Hepatitis C core antibody beyond the 3 month period. ...Read more

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My aunt have black spots appeared on face arm and legs, she have hep C ... Is her hep c at last stage or is it one of the hep c symptoms?

My aunt have black spots appeared on face arm and legs, she have hep C ... Is her hep c at last stage or is it one of the hep c symptoms?

No: black spots I asume are pegmentation lesions which are usually happens due to sun damage at younger age. Also it could be broken cappilaries. Eather or not signs of end stage liver desease, but can happen in people with liver problems. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hep c?

Get tested: The symptoms of hepatitis c are very nonspecific to none initially to a yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and eyes, confusion, fluid in the abdomen (ascites) as it advances over decades. The real way to tell if you have hepatitis c is to get tested at the doctor's office. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hep c?

What are the symptoms of hep c?

Depends : On the stage of liver damage. Most patients initially complain of fatigue. When complicated by liver damage signs of hepatitis like elevated transaminases, ascitis, jaundice, varices and etc will develop ...Read more

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What to do if I have hep c, and I'm wondering if one symptom is rednnes in the armslike a webed type of look.?

What to do if I have hep c, and I'm wondering if one symptom is rednnes in the armslike a webed type of look.?

Spider angiomas: ,,,are found in distribution of the superior vena cava-- face, neck, upper part of trunk, arms, on the backs of hands, fingers. Cause is failure of the sphincteric muscle surrounding a cutaneous arteriole that then dilates due to increased estrogen levels in blood as seen in pregnant women, those on birth control, & with significant liver disease. There are some wonderful cures for hep C now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have antibodies to hep c without ever having the disease symptoms?

Yes: Many cases of hepatitis c are relatively asymptomatic when contracted. It is the chronic carrier state that can lead to liver damage and cancer that is the problem. ...Read more

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When should i get tested possible for HIV and hep c next week?exposure was possible last tuesday it will be a week on this tuesday next tue will be2

HIV: Strongly recommend you see an expert on STDs and get yourself educated and tested appropriately. Both of these viruses can be tested for using PCR techniques which may be positive before the advent of antibodies which can also be tested for but which takes 10-14 days or more to develop. In addition to HIV and HepC you should be tested for several other STDs since it sounds as if you were exposed. ...Read more

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Hep C indeterminate result before 6+ months, 2 negative result within 6 months, 1 indeterminate last week. Doc will not do pcr test. Do I Have hep c?

I say no: I'm sorry you can't get a definitive test. The old antibody assays gave many tests like this, and folks like you usually proved not to have the bug on board. Why not relax? You're not a significant danger to your friends, even possible romantic partners. I trust you're not sharing needles. I think Hep C will be easy to cure for almost anyone soon enough if you DO prove to have it. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more