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  • 9 hours ago

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  • 4 months ago

    I have HcV and have now been diagnosed w lymphoma (Pozbo/Pozitude here)

    From way back when 1997....anyone around ? I treated with "combo" back in 1998 ~ 2000 for HcV. Mono-interferon 12 months/relapsed in 2 weeks/went back on interferon w/ribiaviron for 12 months. And still undetected however I've just been diagnosed with lymphoma non-Hodgkins b cell low grade, stage 3. And the PET scan suggests as a cancerous growth on my thyroid. Biopsy in 2 days. Could my treatment for HcV have messed up my lymph nodes ?
  • 4 months ago

    Questioning how long Hep C remains contagious

    My elbow rubbed up against dried blood on a wall at work. I then went about my day but started to worry about touching the things that my elbow then touched like my desk. Should I somehow disinfect my desk now. I'm worried because I've already touched so many things that I'm freaking out about cleaning everything and about touching surfaces now that my arm might have rested upon.
  • 7 months ago

    "Scare"

    Just found out that I may have been in direct contact. How long do I need to wait for an accurate test result?
  • 9 months ago

    Losing my hair

    My hair is falling out in clumps, which is devastating to me because how I've always prided myself on my hair. My hair length was always at the small of my back, flowing and very healthy and shiny. I've done some research and it's not looking too good in terms of treatment. Most people who have legitimately received treatment which resulted in significant hair growth had to shell out a lot of money and this just isn't in the cards for me. I am a recovering addict, a felon and unemployed....
  • 9 months ago

    Liver Function Testing and Hepatitis

    i recently received the following lab tests, and no explanation except it could be hepatitis or liver disease. Can anyone tell me what these numbers mean and if they are dangerous? Albumin 3.75 Protein 7.5 SGPT 60 SGOT 100 Alk Phos 157 Bilirubin 0.6 Bilirubin 0.17
  • 9 months ago

    i can not get help for my hep c

    My insurance will not pay for hep c medication what else can i do
  • 9 months ago

    Hepatitis C

    Can I take the Hep B vaccine if I am positive for Hep c
  • 9 months ago

    Two different questions about tiny scratches and cuts.

    If i get a scratch the size of a non bleeding cat scratch (no actual bleeding, just mark left behind) do i need to worry if i touched someone? Also if i got a different cut that did bleed slightly, how long after a tiny cut (hours, days) such as that can i stop worrying about touching people?
  • over 1 year ago

    Hepatitis C

    I just found out today that 5 years ago the VA performed a test on me and it came back positive. I was Never made aware of this! No, I’ve never used intravenous drugs! Over the past couple years I’ve had some very strange & painful things happen. Several times I would get, what I call, an organ spasm. So bad that it swoll & inflated through &under my ribs. It lasts for about 5 minutes but it’s happened several times since. Is this a sign of or caused by the Hep C?? That I just heard about....