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HELP!! how long can you have hepatitis.....
Nov 24, 2003

hi this question will honestly determin if my family will fall apart.... How long can you have hepatitis C before you actually show signs of it? Is it possible to have it for 25yrs till you see any symptoms? (s/p)Pleeease help me!!!!!

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Absolutely! That is why they call it the silent killer! It can take as long as 50 years to cause cirrhosis or it can be apparent in as little as 5 years! Good luck! DTD

Contemplating Treatment for Hep C but Afraid.
Using Interferon and Ribavarin as broad based anti virals

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