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Symptoms Of Hepatitis C In Children

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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 »

Does Hepatitis C have symptoms?

I have HIV for the last 3 years and I was never tested for hepatitis C, even though I got HIV from a guy who used drugs and probably had both hepatitis and HIV. I don't seem to have any symptoms for hepatitis. Does this mean I shouldn't worry?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis C can have a lot of symptoms or be totally symptomless. It is also known as the silent killer because of this. The usual time to cirrhosis in HIV negative people is about 20 years in HIV+ people, it is about 10 years. While you shouldn't... Read more »

HIV/HepC/depression and locked up

I am a social worker conducting visits with a woman who was recently diagnosed with HIV/Hepatitis C. She is currently locked up for drug use and losing custody of her 2 children. She has yet to see a doctor since the diagnosis. She is also VERY...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...proper psychiatric care. If she is depressed, then a psychiatric evalaution is needed. In particular, losing custody of her children can be devastating for a mother, and she should be evaluated for the risk of suicidal behavior. Read more »
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FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...needlesticks Recipients of blood or organs from a donor who tested positive for the hepatitis C virus HIV-infected persons Children born to mothers infected with the hepatitis C virus Less common risks include: Having sexual contact... Read more »
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Tipranavir (Aptivus)

...capsules of tipranavir and two 100 mg capsules of ritonavir. In 2008 a liquid form of tipranavir was approved for adults and children as young as 2 years old. Tipranavir should be taken with food. This increases blood levels of tipranavir.... Read more »
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Darunavir (Prezista)

...Take It? Darunavir was approved in 2006 as an antiretroviral drug (ARV) for people with HIV infection. It should not be used in children younger than 3 years old and has not been studied in children between 3 and 6 years old. There are no... Read more »
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An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...infection in adults. It is not known whether tenofovir DF is safe and effective for treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in children under the age of 18 years. Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medication as your doctor... 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 »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...I did not and will not miss a dose. I found a website and ordered a product to help with pill swallowing. It is used with children and adults who have difficulty with taking pills. As soon as I receive it, I will let you all know if it works. ... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need them anyway huh? The ones I'm most concerned with are my children, we are very very close. I do believe they would jump to conclusions that I'm dying real soon and will be very... Read more »

Trust my negative results?

Posted by Franek, 3 Replies
...photos of her husband he looks yellow and she has several bottles of Milk Thistle about the house. That he ran away with their children to his mother's makes me worry that it was over an infection. In all probability if she is HIV+ then I have... Read more »