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Hepatitis C and modes by which it spreads. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello
User :   How are u doing today
Doctor :   iam fine
User :   Doctor, I want to know about hapatites c
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how are u
Doctor :   hepatitis c isit
User :   I am good
Doctor :   k
User :   We have performed some test and it is HCV positive
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what would u like to know about hep C
User :   what needs to be done
User :   how serious is that
Doctor :   treatment part isit
Doctor :   hepatitis C is a chronic illness
Doctor :   you need to be watched carefully by a doctor because it can lead to cirrhosis (a liver disease) and liver cancer.
Doctor :   You should eat a healthy diet and start exercising regularly
User :   okay
Doctor :   A dietitian can help you plan a diet that is healthy and practical. Talk to your doctor about medications that you are taking, including over-the-counter medications
Doctor :   It is very important that you drink only a minimal amount of alcohol. An occasional alcoholic drink is probably OK, but check with your doctor first.
Doctor :   dont take any medicines except when doctor asks to u take
User :   okay
User :   the sgot and sgpt is also raised
User :   and how serious is this?
Doctor :   If you have hepatitis C, you have to take the vaccine for hepatitis B (and maybe the vaccine for hepatitis A)
Doctor :   it is a serious infection
User :   okay ,,,
Doctor :   did the doctor suggest any treatment with
Doctor :   interferon
User :   not as such
Doctor :   discuss with the treating doctor
User :   he has asked for some more test like hcv \ elisa
Doctor :   he will explain to you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   get a ELISA test done
User :   so what is that all about
Doctor :   did u have intercourse anytime or share needle with any one?
Doctor :   Hepatitis C is usually spread through direct contact with the blood of a person who has the disease
Doctor :   Sharing razors or toothbrushes can transmit the hepatitis C virus.
Doctor :   It can be transmitted by needles used for tattooing or body piercing
User :   can it be caused by drugs?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   This virus can be transmitted through sex, but this is rare.
User :   no sex as such
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have blood transfusion
Doctor :   recently
User :   may be some salt in drugs can cause this
User :   no nothing like that
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it doesnt cause this
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   Please fill this Feed back form I send, while I type the necessary information, say done when done.
User :   the sgot and sgpt is also raised
Doctor :   ok
User :   there is some drowseness, no sleep , tiedness, red eyes ,,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u need to take rest
User :   yes we do take that
Doctor :   these liver are elevated becoz of infection
Doctor :   u need to see doctor
User :   we are consulting one
Doctor :   if ur feeling drowsy
User :   not always sometimes
Doctor :   if u have fever and drowsiness or confusion
Doctor :   see a doctor immediately
User :   okay,
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
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