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Severe Symptoms Of Hepatitis C

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with side effects. Ribavirin can cause severe birth defects. Women should not use it for at least six months before they become pregnant, or during pregnancy. Men should not use RBV for at least six months before they get a woman pregnant. Hep C treatment...
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symptoms of hepatitis C

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis C? I feel tired all the time and have a small ache on my right side, under the rib cage, it also seems hardened
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most commonly patients have no symptoms. Those that do often have fatigue. Patients with acute infection uncommonly have other symptoms such as right upper quadrant pain, nausea, loss of appetite and can develop jaundice (turning yellow). If you are... Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who aren't infected with HCV. In turn, some anti-HIV drugs might worsen or speed up HCV-related liver disease. What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?As discussed above, only about one out of four people experience any symptoms when they're first... Read more »

HCV???

why there are nasusa and rt upper pain in HCV+ve patient?can the HCV treatment cure the syptoms?can the symptoms appear after 2 years from infection?thank
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...liver, and other non-specific symptoms may be present. Treatment often helps these symptoms. If symptoms are particularly severe or unusual, your doctor should make sure there are not other reasons for these symptoms that are not related to... Read more »

Hepititis C

My husband has been diagnosed with Hepitis C his liver is inflamed and he has sever pain constantly what do we do
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It is uncommon for hepatitis C to cause severe pain in the liver. I would have your husband fully examined by his physician to determine the cause of his symptoms. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...C? Approximately 70%-80% of people with acute hepatitis C do not have any symptoms. Some people, however, can have mild to severe symptoms soon after being infected, including Fever Fatigue Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Abdominal... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...and some quite toxic. What can one expect when coming down or withdrawing from meth? "Crashing" from meth often entails severe anergia , or lack of energy, and massive anhedonia , a sustained lack of motivation to perform normal tasks and... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...still not well understood. It's not clear who will more likely experience IRIS, though it most often occurs in people with severely damaged immune systems shortly after they start taking HIV therapy. More study needs to tease out its risk... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...If you are of African or Mediterranean background, you might be tested for low levels of the enzyme G6PD. This could cause severe anemia if you take certain drugs. Vaccinations See fact sheet 207 . NOTE: vaccinations will be more... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...things. As with all people who are sick. No one deservers this kind of stuff. In summary the problem here is that of a very very severe illness, not as severe as HIV, but in the western world, where HIV treatment is available, the problems... Read more »

Severe Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How severe are the symptoms of HIV when you first say contract the virus and how severe aree they say after 5 years with the virus ? Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...immuno-suppressive itself. AZT was developed in the 60s specifically as a chemotherapy against cancer. But wasnt used then due to severe toxicity. However, a few pre-studies had been carried out, so that the substance could be used in the 80s.... Read more »