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Anyone out there who help me determine what I might be dealing with?
I will describe chronologically what has transpired.
October 3 – potential (?) risky sexual exposure, condom-protected (penetrative) sex, after exposed penis/vagina genital contact (non-penetrative)
November 28 – one night of nausea & vomiting/ stomach flu?????
Next 45 days – always chilled, generally/non-specifically felt unwell; armpit pain…
January 3 – negative HIV test (Orasure)
January 5 – started itching all over
January 30 - URQ pain; saw PCP - suspected Gall bladder issue. Blood/Urine results showed all within range/normal EXCEPT following: ALT elevated 49, GGTP elevated 124, Lipase elevated 148. (AST within range 20; amylase within range 74) Abdominal sonogram negative.
February 8 – URQ pain lessened to a degree; follow-up blood work showed all normal/within range. (ALT 43, Lipase 19, amylase 39) GGTP not tested for reason unknown. (AST was 22) PCP didn’t even test for hep. Why?
Today - still itchy all over, URQ pain/discomfort less intense than 1/30, but real, constant.
Is this indicative of Hep b/c?
Ie. Would blood work levels present differently if so?
Can I absolutely rule out hep b/c acute infection based on above?
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