Question: Can somebody tell me if colon surgery will cause a Hepatitis C false positive reading with a blood test?
I have got the following scenario:
December 1988 - Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, had nine (9) blood transfusions, then had a subtotal colectomy. The surgeon connected the small intestine to the rectum.
March 1989 - Blood test by an internal medicine doctor, Dr. S, returned positive for Non-A Non-B hepatitis. The doctor said it was Hepatitis C.
April 1989 - My then-gastroenterologist medical doctor, Dr. P, said that a positive Non-A Non-B was normal for a person that had had the kind of surgery that I had and that I had no hepatitis.
September 1995 - Hospitalized with a digestive tract blockage blockage. The hospital ran a battery of tests, I had to have abdominal surgery for adhesions. No mention was made of hepatitis.
1997 - A dentist, Dr. D, used novocaine for a crown.
1999 - A different dentist, Dr. N, used novocaine for crowns.
2017 - My current gastroenterologist MD, Dr. W, staff took blood for tests. No mention was made of hepatitis.
2018 - A general practitioner doctor of osteopath, Dr. R, staff took blood for tests. No mention was made of hepatitis.
2018 - A dentist, Dr. F (my current dentist), installed crowns.
October 2019 - A medical doctor, Dr. M, (with C******t Medical) staff took blood for a routine exam. He wrote a letter and said that I had significant liver inflammation.
February 9th, 2020 - A different doctor office, Dr. A, (also with C******t Medical group) took blood for a routine exam.
March 1st, 2020 - Dr. A told me that I had Hepatitis C and that I must have gotten it from the blood transfusions some 32 years earlier. He took more blood. I told his nurse about the previous hospitalization and one of the above mentioned blood tests and that no mention had been made of hepatitis.
March 6th, 2020 - Dr. A's nurse called and said that Dr. A wished to refer me to a GI doctor.
I engage in absolutely no (0%) risk activity. The above dental offices and the blood tests mentioned above are the only time a needle has broken my skin.
Thank you in advance.