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Diagnosed with hepatitis C. Can a bypass surgery patient can take treatment for Hepatitis C?

Hi My Father is ahving Hepititis C. 10 years back he has got bypass surgery done because 3 valves were blocked for him. 2 years back we got to know that he has got Hepititis C. That time the viral load count was 0000. Again now we have got the test done for him. And now the count is 2,00,000. Please let me know is it required to take the treatment immediately? Also please let me know a bypass surgery patient can take the treatment for Hepititis C? Will he be able to bear the treatment as he is 65 years old now. Please suggest me. Thanks, Srividya
Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Hello,
You must remember that most  people with hepatitis C live long lives and many dont get any symptoms for decades.Being diagnosed with this problem may even be good for the patient as it may inspire him to change his life style and live a more meaningful and healthier life,both physically and emotionally.
There is no problem in giving the treatment to person who has undergone a bypass surgery.
The most important thing is that his cardiac and lung functions are not compromised.
Talk to your doctor regarding the treatment and you can go for it.
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