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Feb 18, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 24
I'd love to help further research. Any idea how and where to donate? I live in Michigan.
Feb 18, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 24
Bx showed liver damage that could have come from 15 yrs. of using NSAIDs, or any of the other 15 meds I take a day.
Feb 18, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 24
apparently there's still hope beyond 6 mos.
Feb 18, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 24
2009: routine liver function test because of hepatoxic meds for various disorders. Result: Pos Hep C antibody. Referral 2009: GI Dr. double checks antibodies, looks for VR and RNA type. Result, pos. antibody, VR 561 (not a typo) Lab result for RNA= "Not enough material to test for RNA typing." 2009: Liver Bx: Stage 2 damage with mild fibrosis....
Feb 09, 2012 in the Hepatitis C Community - 24
Not a question, just a fly-by to share the good news and prove it's possible. Went to Dr for blood test results, and as of now, I am one of the mythical 20% who have achieved spontaneous clearing. Quantitative testing show NO viral load WITHOUT ANY TREATMENT......YAY!!! I ~Averagegeek
Jul 18, 2011 in the Hepatitis C Community - 5
I've been tesing in the borderline high range for WBC for about 9 months now, during routine blood panels. Has anyone else had this problem related to HCV, and for no other reason? The three tamest sounding causes accoring to The Mayo Clinic are allergy, stress, and smoking. Next is chronic infection, then cancer. Recently I've had inflamed lymph no...
May 25, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 17
Thanks for all your typing, and taking the time to help me out here. You're right, the waiting and wondering are driving me crazy. I haven't heard back from the GI yet, but I hope to soon, maybe by tomorrow. I was wrong about the date of my next scheduled Appt with him, it's july, not june, 22nd that I go in--and I'm only going to drive th...
May 25, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 17
OK, I called the GI, I go to him on June 22, and in the mean time, I expect to get a call back from his nurse about the VL. I just went searching for info on periportal fibrosis, and this is what I found: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/orfpath/fibrosis.htm . Doesn't tell me much, but it may mean more to you all, who have more experience and knowl...
May 25, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 17
PS: I've sat for more than 17 tattoos (not including multiple sitting tattoos, and cover-ups) since 1994 or so to this year, and have had more than 15 piercings in the past 5 yrs or so.
May 25, 2010 in the Hepatitis C Community - 17
Aight, I'm gonna call and ask about it. As far as I know, and as far as the GI is able to be understood, my viral load is 561--he uses the word "Titer", AND refers to it as my viral load. I asked what geno type I was at the Appt. and he said the lab report says it was "undeterminable due to not enough virus to test in the sample." Tha...