There are many people that come around and check out this site..Many have gone through, one, sometimes more treatments, and some have achieved SVR, and some have not..My question is for all that have achieved SVR, and have had follow up biopsys after treating. How many have had biopsys after treating, and has anyone achieved reversal of fibrosis, or gone down in stages?? I am very curious, as many studies show that it is possible, but where better to test the theory, than here first hand? Please let us know your experience, and if treament helped with reversal..Inquiring minds would like to know.Thanks, Snook....
Wow!! Stage 3 to 0.. Damn, that is what we are all looking for!!
Rev, will have a liver like a five year old too, I imagine..
Do you know if BobK did that in 24, 48, or extended tx?? For anyone else that responds, please tell us the lenght of your tx..Thanks
My husband (Greg) went from a stage 3-4 down to a stage 2-3. He had his first biopsy in May of 2003 and had his second biopsy 13 months after that. For the record his Doctor thought that his first biopsy was misinterpreted by the original pathologist and he believed that Greg actually already had Cirrhosis. He still thinks that's true, so he believes treatment reversed the damage. He also said that Greg's liver will continue to improve so long as he continues to sustain SVR. He is post TX 4 1/2 months.
I don't think Bob K. will mind if I answer for him. (I'm passing his info on verbatim.) Bob is geno 1 and did a whole two years of treatment. He did relapse at the end of therapy but that came as no surprise to him as it took him about 6 months to test nondetected. He did the extended therapy to give his liver time to heal, knowing that his chances of achieving actual SVR were slim. That strategy paid off in that it has bought him some time and a liver worthy of the best chianti and an amusing little side of fava beans.
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