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Suffering with hepatitis C, has swollen stomach, yellow urine, takes plenty of water throughout the day. Could it be due to liver?

My husband has Hep. C and recently he has not been feeling well. He has a swollen stomach and he says his urine is very yellow. He drinks only water throughout the day so his urine should not be yellow (Dr.Oz). My question is, do you think it could be his liver? Won t go to the doctor! He says he is to booked to see him and his appointment isn t till Jan. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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He should see a doctor earlier. If he has developed cirrhosis of the liver secondary to his hepatitis C infection, then needs prompt evaluation and treatment to avoid further problems, and control the current ones.
Among the complications of cirrhosis are: "ascites" (which is fluid inside the belly, so i don't know if that is what you mean with a "swollen stomach"); he can get "encephalopathy" (confusion, mood changes, difficulty sleeping); he can get bleeding from the stomach due to "Esophageal varices"; he can get liver cancer.
So those are some of the reasons why he should be seen earlier by a doctor.
Answered: Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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