hep c question?
They say i have hep c but i had hep b when i was little and i think i get a false positve test result now when i do get tested.Any commects on this?
- GeorgieLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Do ask for a repeat test. Ask lots of questions of your doctor too.
Please check out the links below as they have a lot more info than I can give you.
Good luckSource(s): http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepat... http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepat... http://www.hepnet.com/hepc.html...
- lolitaLv 44 years ago
blood and liver function assessments are what are used to attempt for Hep C. in all threat, while you're no longer feeling overly fatigued on a popular foundation or have had matters with jaundice or different warning indicators that your liver is in jeopardy, you may are turning out to be fortunate. however the blood assessments by no potential harm to have just to be sure of the place you stand. In right now's international of drugs, even a favorable Hep C prognosis isn't a demise sentence anymore. So bypass get checked!
- 1 decade ago
The HCV and HBV positives are done differently. It's kind of an apples and oranges thing - the tests are pretty specific for the antibodies. My advice is to do the test again. I have hep c and you need to know if you have it. And those folks who advocate Milk Thistle (for hep C) are right on the mark. If you have hep C, take it. The Rebetrol (riboviren) and PEG interferon treatment can be useful, too, althought I went through 2 years of it (one pre PEG and one with PEG) and still have a viral load. However, my liver doc says there is a reduction in the possibilty of liver cancer, the big worry for us with hep C. So, get rechecked, and if you drink, stop. Best of luck - we can lick this thing.
- 1 decade ago
Hep C and B are two different types of Hepatitus. You wouldn't test positive for Hep C if you had Hep B.
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- sweettoni37Lv 41 decade ago
Get Tested again and go with the results you get back.
- giggling.willowLv 41 decade ago
it could very well be because you actually had HCV, not HBV growing up.
when I was in 6th grade, the doc thought i had hepatitis, but it was not clear. he finally dianosed me with mono (chronic). come to find out, it was nona-nonb hepatitis (commonly known as HCV these days).
they probably just thought you had hbv because the hcv wasn't well thought of as a kid disease back in the day. to give it a name, they probably just assumed it was hbv.Source(s): hcv advocate, victim, survivor and cured with avct.