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Hepatitis And Liver Spots

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Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical processing...
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Hepatitis B or C from black spot on needle

I had blood work done at my doctor's office. When the lab techician started to place the needle in my arm, I noticed the needle had a small black spot on it before he injected it into my arm. He took one tube of blood from my arm with that...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Although I am unsure of the significance of the black spot, I don't think this represents a HCV or HBV risk .... Read more »

Can HEPC show up in routine liver function tests for pregnancy?

Hi there,I am just wondering if Hep C can be spotted through routine Liver Function Tests in pregnancy? many thanks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No. If you are concerned, I would ask for HCV testing.... Read more »

hepatitis B and Fatty liver

I'm a 38-year-old man. In 2006, I was diagnosed with Hepabitis B and Fatty liver.My test results were as follows: 01/2006-------HBsAg: PositiveAST (SGOT): 39reference [<40 U/L]ALT (SGPT): 68reference [<60 U/L]AFP: 2.45reference [<10...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I personally think you should consider a liver biopsy. Hepatitis B is NOT associated with fatty liver although hepatitis C is. If you have evidence of high triglycerides, mild high blood pressure, high insulin levels or high cholesterol, you have... Read more »

Hepatitis C- Liver Biopsy

After the liver biopsy, am I correct in assuming that the doctor should be able to tell us what genotype of hepatitis c my ex-husband has? dont really understand this part of my research. Thank you again!!!!!!!!!...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The liver biopsy provides information about the stage and activity of the liver disease. Genotyping is performed on a blood sample. Certain HCV genotypes respond better to HCV therapy than others... Read more »
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itchy spots

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING WHAT RASH IS GENERALIZED WITH HIV SYPMTOMS..I STARTED HAVING ITCHY RED AREAS ON MY ARMS...SOMETIME ON MY LEGS...SINCE DEC. 20..THE DAY I WENTTO A CONCERT..I WAS BY THE STAGE RUBBING ON EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS SWEATY..SINCE THATS ALL... Read more »

The treatment information of Liver diseases

Posted by wang

I am the administrator of the forum which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases (hepatitis c, fatty liver, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, and NASH liver). You can get much useful information about liver health and let others share your... Read more »

Elevated Liver Function Test After Exposure?

Posted by MiamiLat, 2 Replies
Hello out there. Does anyone have any knowledge on liver function tests? Has anyone had elevated enzymes?
My exposure occurred on 12/05/05 by having unprotected insertive anal sex with an HIV pos partner. I tested NEG at 6 wks via OraQuick, 12 wks/... Read more »

liver and spleen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
anyone that is hiv positve..........did you experience liver or spleen pain or enlargment? Read more »