Is Gas A Symptom Of Hepatitis C

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HIV Drug Chart/Overview

...NRTI (nucleo tide reverse transcriptase inhibitor) Number of Doses a Day: 1 If Boosted,* # ofDoses/Day: n/a Common Side Effects: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas Serious Side Effects: Kidney problems, bone problems, buildup of lactic acid in theblood, enlarged liver, lipodystrophy Special Considerations: Get tested for hepatitis B...
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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 »

Can excessive gas be part of ARS?

Hi Dr. Bob,Two quick questions for you:1. Is excessive gas considered to be a symptom of ARS? Have you seen it be or can it be?2. What about lower abdominal discomfort? Occasional minor sharp pain that may be attributed to the gas issue.As always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...eating too many refried beans at Pablo's Ticky Tacky Tacos.2.See #1 above.You're welcome. To decrease your fart-a-thon, try some Gas-X. (It's readily available over the counter.)As for HIV, stop focusing on potential symptoms. If you placed... Read more »


HELLO doctori am 26 yrs old. i had a unprotected anal sex with a prostitute 65 DAYS BEFORE. i inserted just half of my penis into her anus just once(single insertion) for 3 seconds. then within a week i found fatigue on my lower body.. than after 12...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Sounds like your physician is following you well. I would not necessarily ascribe any of your symptoms to hepatitis B or C. You will need further follow-up testing with your physician however for more HIV and hepatitis testing and also to be certain... Read more »

Far too much gas

Dear Dr. Henry,Since I have been taking Isentress (Raltegravir) in my cocktail that comprises further: Prezista (Darunavir), Epivir (Lamivudine), Viread (Tenofovir) and TMC125, I suffer from an important increase in gas in my intestines. This with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Either the raltagravir or ritonavir/darunavir can increase gas production in some patients. Anti-gas drugs such as simethicone are occasionally helpful. Checking for lactose intolerance Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...drugs: ribavirin (Pegetron capsules orCopegus) and a long-lasting form of interferoncalled pegylated interferon (Pegetron or Pegasys).Both are taken for about one year. Once you starttaking these medications, your doctor will monitoryour blood... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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Zalcitabine (Hivid, ddC)

What Is ddC? ddC (Hivid®) was a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was manufactured by Roche. ddC was also known as zalcitabine or dideoxycytidine. ddC was a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. ddC was... Read more »