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Offline neibet

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« on: May 22, 2015, 04:13:55 am »
How long does it take for symtomps to appear After Iinfection.I was feeling quite well till one month ago when I had a throat infection. The doc gave me antibiotics and since then I started to experience random upper abdominal pain in both right and left sides and now I am starting to develop some jauandice in me eyes. At the time of my throat infection o my alt was 92 and cholesteral levels above limit.

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 04:56:48 am »
Most people infected with the acute form of hepatitis C will experience illness and symptoms like fatigue and vomiting within the first six months after exposure. In many cases, the disease never even causes symptoms. When it does, symptoms are typically mild.

The disease may improve or resolve without treatment. However, it leads to chronic infection in 75 to 85 percent of cases. The chronic form may cause long-term problems in the liver, including liver damage and liver cancer.

What Are the Symptoms of Acute Hepatitis C?

Symptoms don’t always appear immediately. Symptoms may be noticeable within 14 days in some people. Others may take as long as six months to produce any sign. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average period is six to seven weeks. However, 75 percent of people who contract acute hepatitis C will never experience any symptoms.

Symptoms of acute hepatitis C range from very mild to severe. They include:

nausea
vomiting
loss of appetite
fever
fatigue
abdominal pain
joint pain
dark urine
light (clay-colored) bowel movements
jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

Your doctor will draw blood to check for HCV antibodies to diagnose hepatitis C. Antibodies are substances produced by your body when it’s fighting an infection. If you have HCV antibodies, your doctor may order a second test to confirm that the virus is still present. If your second test is also positive, you have hepatitis C.

Elevated ALT can have many causes what has your doctor said to you about your ALT and cholesterol test results? Both ALT and cholesterol can become elevated due to being overweight for example.

Upper right quadrant pain is not normally associated with acute hep c infection. Left quadrant pain should have no association with hep c

Have you been tested for hep c? What was the result?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 05:07:32 am by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 05:21:24 am »
Thank you lyn for your prompt reply.
I have seen a general doc one month ago .he examined me for jauandice liver pain and swollen legs and he found none. He asked me to loose some weight and to get back to him after 2 months for a blood test and liver scan.
The last hcv test I did was 2 years ago and was negative.

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 05:25:50 am »
If negative 2 years ago do you have a reason since then to feel you had a risk of exposure to hep c as in a blood to blood contact?

If not the likely explanation is you don't have hep c and your blood test result causes will best be determined by your treating physician.

Congrats on not having hepatitis c
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline neibet

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 05:49:35 am »
I have tested 19 weeks after potential exposure. I just recently learned that the window period can be 24 weeks For hcv. So now I am concerned I had late seroconversion 2 years ago.  I did read that late seroconversion occurs for people with weak immune systems. Can the use of antibiotics delay the generation of hcv antibodies ?

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2015, 06:09:39 am »
No idea I am not a doctor just a hep c patient. Is your immune system compromised by HIV? That would be the primary cause for delayed seroconversion.

If concerned you can always retest to be sure. What does your doctor recommend?

None of us here are doctors and most are not medical professionals of any kind. We are a community of fellow patients coming together for mutual support and to share treatment information and experiences living with and treating hepatitis c and the effects of liver disease.

Your best source of information regarding your individual health concerns is your primary care provider. I suggest you could ask your doctor for their recommendations and diagnosis of your health.

Good luck
« Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 06:11:53 am by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 06:47:04 am »
Hi Lynn
  I have tested for hiv at the same time and was negative.
I really appreciate the kind of support you are providing on this site.
Unfortunately I can not talk to my doctor till next month.

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2015, 06:50:58 am »
Well as you are HIV negative likely your hep c test was also valid as a negative result. And as none of this sounds like a medical emergency I am sure seeing your doctor next month will provide you with much more valuable information
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline neibet

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2019, 06:27:53 pm »
An update from my side: I had uveitis (eye inflammation) 3 months ago my doctor asked me to do a lot of Tests to find the root cause including Hla b 27 which can cause reactive arthritis.
I turned out to be hla b27 positive, I was experiencing joint and back pain the last years.  Now I am wondering if this could be a side effect of hep c infection ...

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2019, 08:50:27 pm »
The presence of HLA-B27 is associated with certain autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases, including:
ankylosing spondylitis, which causes inflammation of the bones in your spine.
reactive arthritis, which causes inflammation of your joints, urethra, and eyes, and sometimes lesions on your skin.

Testing positive for HLA-B27 is unrelated to hepatitis c it is an auto immune condition.

And you do not have hepatitis c
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

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Re: symptomps
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2019, 08:54:22 pm »
HLA-B27 is a normal genetic variant. ... If your HLA B27 test is positive usually there is no need to have this test again. It does not disappear even after treatment. HLA B27 positivity is associated with a variety of diseases like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, reactive arthritis


HLA-B27 is a genetic variant part of your genetic makeup like eye color or hair color it is not a part of a disease process
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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