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Teen with questions about dad's hep c

Teen with questions about dad's hep c

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Posted by Ben on August 09, 2000 at 12:14:54:

My dad is having a biopsy next week, and I am a bit concerned. He has had hep c for 22 years, and he just got some bloodwork back that the docter docter deemed concerning enough to send him to a specialist. Is the need for a biopsy cause for immediate concern? I guess I just have this vision of him become deathly ill. From what I've read this is not the way hep c works, but any words of wisdom or encouragement would be appreciated.
The other question is about the spreading of this virus. I understand that it is not that common for it to spread among family members. I have read that one of the risk factors is sharing razors, what about electric shavers? maybe I am just being paranoid, but that has been concerning me. On a related note, how long does the virus remain "living" outside the body. Can the virus only infect someone for a few days or a few weeks or what?
Thank you very much,
Ben


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