|CONFUSION WITH DR'S CHANGING STANCE
Dec 28, 2001
dear Dr. I wrote to you 7 months back . my case was of having been diagnosed positive for hcv-rna viral load 3279-copy/ml. liver biopsy showing stage-01,HAI-2.
" for all these months I had a weight of 57 kg. my " sgpt was consistent at 24. but I had regular pain in my right side abdomen and irregular motion nature ( black/ green)
Last week mr DR. surprises me by saying that this stable "sgpt " is alarming( whereas he was saying that till the time the sgpt does not change he will not start teatment) the day he says he has to start treatment my "sgpt " report shows 41,AND MY VIRAL LOAD IS <600COPY/ML (IN RANGE). MY DR. SAYS I DO NO NOT REQUIRE TREATMENT NOW. THIS CHANGE IN STANCE AND MY SYMPTOMS REMAINING THE SAME, I'AM CONFUSED BADLY. PLEASE ADVISE WHAT TO DO
| Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres
HCV is usually asymptomatic,unless patients have advanced liver disease ,not your case.You should not assume that all your symptoms are related to HCV.If you are now undetectable and before you had a very low viral load,this means that in the interval of time between the two tests you cleared the virus.I will reccomend to repeat this test in 6 months,and if it continues non-detectable,you have no HCV,and you will need no treatment.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Is There That Has Symptoms Similar To Genital Herpes?
- What Does It Mean If You Have Negative Herpes Antibodies?
- What Does A Herpes Rash Look Like?
- What Can I Do For My Immune System To Keep From Getting Shingles Again?
- Vinegar And Water For Bacterial Vaginosis
- Toxoplasmosis Natural Treatment
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.