Just wanted to give you all an update on my condition.
I have completed 19/24, and have stopped for now (2 weeks gap), as the wbc and hb have gone down very low.
This morning when I got it tested, they have come back to normal, however the ultrasound of liver was not normal.
The liver was enlarged and shows the presence of water.
I have not yet seen my GI, may be will be doing that tomorrow or the day after.
Have you heard of anyone on the forum with enlarged liver and water accumulation? What are the consequences of this condition?
The only discomfort i have is a bloated feeling in my upper abdomen, and feeling full just after eating a couple of spoons.
Please let me know any thing more on this condition.
If you have ascites, and it gets too bad, they can put a "tap" in and drain it. I had to have it done twice. 2 days apart. That was when I was told "no salt" not even canned foods and to cut out all caffiene. Also, if you are not yet taking B-complex, you should start. Good luck. Joni
can you get water(ascetis or whatever) if you are not on treatment. I was on tx from apr. to july. (pegatron) I had to quit due to personal tragedies and I still don't feel very well. The dr. acts like - "Oh well you have hep-c what do you expect" He did say I could go back on treatment at a later date. But for now I have to look for a job as we are finacially strapped.
Ascites is a symptom of damaged liver (Cirrhosis). One of the causes for Cirrhosis is the virus, alcoholism is another cause.
Ascites might occur whether one is on treatment or not. The bottom line is that when the liver is damaged it is not able to do its functions effeciently.
One might have Hep C, and not necessarily Cirrhosis, and one might have Cirrhosis and not have Hep C. If Hep C is not treated it can lead to Cirrhosis over a long period of time.
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