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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm 50 and in generaly good health. I've known about my hepetitus C for 17 years. I probably contracted it in 1976. I get my blood tested every 6 months with normal enzime levels. I went on a binge of beer drinking for a few weeks and now I'm having dry heaves at random times throughout the day for 3 or 4 days. I haven't drank anything after this started happening. Can this be an early sign of liver failure?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   no , cannot be conclusive on the symptom you mentioned
Doctor :   get the Enzymes level checked which will give a clear insight
Doctor :   get GGT test also with ALT and AST
User :   Could it be related to my condition. I plan on seeing my GP sonn as this is a real concern.
Doctor :   i do not think so , but visiting your GP for examination is good
Doctor :   get the tests repeated
User :   Thanks. Goodbye
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