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Just Diagnosed With Hepatitis C And Enlarged Spleen

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Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
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hep c enlarged spleen

i have hep c for about 6yrs now i justfound out through an ultrasound that i have slightly enlarged spleen and liver and my blood platelet count is 109k is this a good indication that i have cirrosis or could i have a lesser stage of liver disease
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You could have a lesser stage of liver disease, although those findings likely indicate significant liver damage by the virus. Read more »

Enlarged spleen

Dear Dr Henry,I am a 50 year old, HIV + (1991) male. My spleen has been enlarged for the past 6 months. My doctor seems quick to diagnose this condition as a side effect of HIV. I am told my kindy/liver functions look good, my T count is around...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...thrombosis, polycythemia, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, cysts, eosinophilic granuloma, and many other conditions are associated with an enlarged spleen so a full diagnostic work-up is often in order to sort out the numerous possibilities. Often a... Read more »

Hepatitis C & Enlarged Spleen left untreated

What happens with a person who has an Enlarged Spleen and it is not removed or the under laying cause most likely Hepatitis C with Bridging Fibrosis is not treated? I get extreme pain in the upper left & right quad's. Have no insurance and just got...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I share your concern for liver disease, expecially if your liver shows bridging fibrosis and you have an enlarged spleen. I would consider speaking to a social worker to see if they can assist you in determining how you might obtain financial... Read more »

Enlarged Spleen.

Dear Sir, I am 20 yrs old. 6months ago, I noticed an enlarged part in the left part of my abdomen. Some months later I went for scan. It reported an enlarged spleen. Our family doctor prescribed "paludrine and prednisolone " for me for usage within...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...There are many, many causes of an enlarged spleen. In many cases, it takes months or longer to resolve. I am reassured by the fact that you do not report any other significant Read more »
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...itching, dark urine, fluid retention, and abdominal swelling. Clinical signs of severe liver disease may include enlarged liver, enlarged spleen, jaundice, muscle wasting, fluid in the abdomen (ascites), ankle swelling (edema) and excoriations... Read more »
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Enlarged spleen, antibodies and testing

Posted by Questioningone, 1 Reply
...exposure. It has now been little over a month since the exposure (a long long post further back with more detail about that) Is an enlarged spleen connected to a high amount of antibodies in the body? Thinking of taking a test as soon as... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »

hepatitis c oculta

Posted by lll, 4 Replies
...he leido que se descubrio que existe un tipo de hepatitis c oculta que no se detecta ni con la prueba de anticuerpos ni con PCR. Yo tengo todo los sintomas de hepatitis y aunq tengo pruebas Read more »