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Author Topic: Six month post treatment Fibroscan  (Read 7595 times)

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Offline BillT

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Six month post treatment Fibroscan
« on: July 11, 2016, 11:34:33 am »
I'm getting it done this Friday so I'll post the results.I'm hoping there's some improvement but I'm not expecting anything earth shattering.I'm really not sure if that's enough time but when I requested it they said they were wondering also.Why do I feel like a guinea pig? 8)
Contracted 1973 Military
Diagnosed 1980
Pegintron treatment 2004 unsucessful
Genotype 1b
FibroScan 10 (F2)
Start Viekira 10.17.2015

AST 40 ALT 69
VL 440k
10.31.2015/Week 2 Labs : AST 14/ALT 17
No VL done
10.14.2015/Week 4 labs : AST 14/ALT 14
VL UNDETECTED!!!
12.11.2015/Week 8 Labs : AST 12/ALT 13
No VL done
01.05.2016/EOT labs : AST 15/ALT 13
VL UNDETECTED!!!

12 WEEK SRV:UN-BLOODY DETECTABLE !!!!!!!!

24 WEEK SVR:UNDETECTABLE!!!! Thank You God.

Fibroscan 6Mo. Post Treatment 7.15.2016-5.3(F1)

Offline gnatcatcher

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Re: Six month post treatment Fibroscan
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 04:33:24 pm »
It's probably enough time to show at least some improvement. Mine was 9 months post (results below), but I think Beto's post-tx Fibroscan was much sooner and showed an amazing improvement.

If you want to up your odds, there's a study that shows that refraining from all food and fluids for at least 4 hours before the test yields lower kPA scores. (Usually they tell you not to eat or drink anything for just 3 hours.) This time, I had my last food 7 hours before and my last water 5 hours before.

Yeah, we're guinea pigs in the sense that my hepatologist (and maybe yours too) is clearly salivating at the chance to see how his patients' F scores drop over time. But the Fibroscan is such a pleasant test that it's no big deal (unless the copay is).

Looking forward to seeing your good results!

Gnatty
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline BillT

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Re: Six month post treatment Fibroscan
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 06:07:59 pm »
Hi Gnatty,
              They gave this to me as a fasting lab so I can't eat or drink anything after midnight.The test is at 11am which is no big deal because I never eat until the afternoon anyway.Just don't get in my way when it's finished and I need coffee. 8)
Contracted 1973 Military
Diagnosed 1980
Pegintron treatment 2004 unsucessful
Genotype 1b
FibroScan 10 (F2)
Start Viekira 10.17.2015

AST 40 ALT 69
VL 440k
10.31.2015/Week 2 Labs : AST 14/ALT 17
No VL done
10.14.2015/Week 4 labs : AST 14/ALT 14
VL UNDETECTED!!!
12.11.2015/Week 8 Labs : AST 12/ALT 13
No VL done
01.05.2016/EOT labs : AST 15/ALT 13
VL UNDETECTED!!!

12 WEEK SRV:UN-BLOODY DETECTABLE !!!!!!!!

24 WEEK SVR:UNDETECTABLE!!!! Thank You God.

Fibroscan 6Mo. Post Treatment 7.15.2016-5.3(F1)

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Six month post treatment Fibroscan
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 02:02:58 am »
Humm interesting they didn't say anything about fasting before either of my fibroscans.

My fibroscan in Oct 2014 was F4 (27) and my 1 year post treatment April 2016 was also F4 and higher at 33. But not sure if 27 to 33 is much difference really I don't think the fibroscan is that discriminant.

BillT as you are only F2 you have a great chance of having a rapid improvement in fibroscan and liver health. For those with more damaged livers it remains to be seen..

Good luck on your test I am betting you get good news.

Lynn
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 gnatcatcher

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Re: Six month post treatment Fibroscan
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2016, 06:32:24 am »
Lynn, one possible reason for the higher post-tx reading is a particular setting (sorry, I don't know which) the person doing the scanning gets to set. If it was set lower than at your original Fibroscan, it could account for at least some of your higher kPa score. Being overweight also skews the score upward, as can a less-than-ideal rib spacing (mine are too close together to make it easy to probe).

So, yeah, there are a lot of variables that can affect the score the Fibroscan produces.
9/29/71 transfusions
HCV genotype 1a
7/09/15-9/30/15 Harvoni

Before treatment:
Viral Load 9,490,582
FibroScan 19.5 kPa [F4]
ALT 262
AST 217
ALP 183

Most recent:
VL still UNDETECTED (SVR 102)
FibroScan 7.6 kPa [F1-2]
ALT 15
AST 20
ALP 85

Offline BillT

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Re: Six month post treatment Fibroscan
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2016, 08:01:45 am »
I wondered about the fasting myself Lynn.It's set as a Fibroscan but knowing the VA they probably want to poke and prod other things.Normally when they do a fasting lab they do it as early as possible also,11am is really late.I'll let you all know what happens on Friday.
Contracted 1973 Military
Diagnosed 1980
Pegintron treatment 2004 unsucessful
Genotype 1b
FibroScan 10 (F2)
Start Viekira 10.17.2015

AST 40 ALT 69
VL 440k
10.31.2015/Week 2 Labs : AST 14/ALT 17
No VL done
10.14.2015/Week 4 labs : AST 14/ALT 14
VL UNDETECTED!!!
12.11.2015/Week 8 Labs : AST 12/ALT 13
No VL done
01.05.2016/EOT labs : AST 15/ALT 13
VL UNDETECTED!!!

12 WEEK SRV:UN-BLOODY DETECTABLE !!!!!!!!

24 WEEK SVR:UNDETECTABLE!!!! Thank You God.

Fibroscan 6Mo. Post Treatment 7.15.2016-5.3(F1)

 


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