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Re: tested HCV positive and Dr.'s "advise"

Re: tested HCV positive and Dr.'s "advise"

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Posted by thanbey on August 01, 2000 at 01:11:52:

In Reply to: tested HCV positive and Dr.'s "advise" posted by Scott on August 01, 2000 at 00:20:55:

: Tested positive for this damn virus in June. Additional tests beginning of July for genotype and RNA levels.
: No results yet. The testing lab stated that the results they recieved were "strange" and that they are
: going to retest with the same blood samples. I am taking milk thistle,( 100mg am, 50mg pm) which my
: Doctor (PC) said is OK. I am wondering if this could cause strange readings? Biopsy 7/27, no results yet. My
: PC Doctor wants to handle my case. He stated that "combo therapy" is what I should do. This was stated
: after the positive test showed HCV antibodies. ALT and AST #'s are what started the extended testing.
: Values are 142 & 83, respectively. He also states that it is OK to drink a (1) beer " now and then", i.e.
: every 2-3 weeks. From what I have read, I think I had better go to a specialist. Any opinions, suggestions
: or recommendations. Is anyone aware of clinical trails for PEG in the Portland, Or. area?

I am in Portland, OR. I agree with you that you should see a specialist. We have several fine GI's and hepatoilogists in Portland.

thanbey



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