had liver transplant, sept. 05, diagnosed w/ hep c & chirrosis (cirrhosis). have had numerous problems since. everything from c diff, twice being overdosed by hospital, bile duct blockage(several times) rejection, etc. only consolation is still alive to ***** about it. my labs of recent show liver functions elevated(alt & ast around 300, alkphos is above 200).
anytime my alkphos. becomes elevated they want to do a biopsy. all mine are now done transjugular due to anatomical changes. we've never treated the hep c due to platelet count that can't seem to get above 30,000. why keep taking a biopsy? what course could i take to treat hep c? am i destined to just keep plodding along? i was very healthy and still get around okay but have little stamina. i had the hepc for close to thirty years and now am 52 years old. thanks for letting me ramble.
it can sometime be extrmely difficult to make sure someone just has HCV alone or a concurrent bile duct problem and rejection. if the HCV is very severe I would still take a chance and treat it so as to just decrease the viral load. unfortunately all we have at the current time is interferon and ribavirin
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