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Curious about my Doctors Advice concerning my Hep C
Jan 30, 2005

I am a little concerned and have some questions on my doctors advice and if you think it sounds in order. I tested positive for Hep C when I had a HCV/AB test, then had a PCR RNA Test which showed HCV PCR QN 156000 IU/ML after that I had a biopsy done which was shown to be in the beginning of stage 1 with the Genotype being 1A. I am due to go overseas for work with the project projected to last 1 to 2 years my doctor has said that that I can take the job and come back in a year for a re-evaluation. I do office work and feel completely fine and in good shape and was completly surprised by these original findings of being infected by Hep C.

Also should I be avoiding my vitimins or herbs or if you would recommend taking any vitimins or herbs.

Your advice is appreciated.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I completely concur with your physician.

Your liver biopsy is very mild and you can take treatment at a future date. Hepatitis C progresses over many years.

Taking a multivitamin is fine. Some patients like anti-oxidants also like vitamin E although we do not know if supplements are truly helpful. I would show whatever "over the counter medications" you are taking to your physician since some herbs can be harmful to the liver.

Dr. McGovern

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