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Author Topic: Specialist for Hep c  (Read 436 times)

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Offline dukenukem66

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Specialist for Hep c
« on: June 24, 2020, 08:44:47 pm »
Hello all,

I was diagnosed with hep c on June 10th.  I have my 1st appointment with a specialist scheduled for July 8th.  I am seeing a Hematologist.  I haven't read anything about a Hematologist treating Hep C.

Has anyone else here had a Hematologist manage their Hep C infection?


Offline Lynn K

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Re: Specialist for Hep c
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 07:16:06 pm »
Are you sure your not seeing a hepatologist?

Hemo refers to blood while hepa refers to the liver so a hepatologist is a liver specialist.

If your general practitioner is familiar with treating hep c you could see them if your case isn’t complicated. Other options would be an infectious disease specialist or a gastroenterologist (specializes in all things gut related)

Best of luck with treatment
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 dukenukem66

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Re: Specialist for Hep c
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 10:03:42 pm »
Thanks for replying.

I am definitely have my first treatment appointment with a hematologist.  I will call his office tomorrow to make sure that the appointment wasn't made in error.


Offline Lynn K

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Re: Specialist for Hep c
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 10:33:32 pm »
Different, but any doctor familiar with treating hep c can follow you. Do you have a low platelet count?
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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