Hep C Discussion Forum

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Chatbox
Please log in to join the chat!
Post Info TOPIC: what does this mean?


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 2956
Date:
what does this mean?
Permalink  
 


Hi marjim,

Hm, hard to say WHAT that means! Very hard for you to decipher what is going on with your brother without more details. Do you have any info you could further share, even about just general health hx on your brother? Has he been sharing, expressing any health hx/complaints with you, for you to piece together what this newest bit of info may be telling you? Has he been sharing with you HOW sick he has been feeling, or or how long?

All I can tell (from this) is that he has probably been diagnosed (a good thing to even know you have hep c), that he is seeing the doc (repeatedly), and that he and you (and they) know that he needs treatment - so half the battle is won - just in the knowing that you need treatment.

The words "without hepatic coma" is rather odd terminology, when expressed in isolation, without any other info to go on (no context), so, take it as a positive - as no one wants to have hepatitis AND have hepatic coma! Who knows ... "coma" could even be a typo, or mis-expression, or mis-understanding, it could be they were meaning "without cirrhosis" - it is very hard to be guessing without further hx.

Have a long talk with him, see what you can glean from him as far as how he has been doing with his health, that might assist you in figuring out where he is at. Suggest to him to obtain written reports from his doc, as to his labs/imagings/fibroscans/ultrasounds and the docs assessment reports on him, and what his Fscore is, perhaps, between all of us we can help you or him figure things out.

How are YOU BTW? - glad to hear from you again - no doubt you passed your SVR12, 24 with flying colours. How have YOU been feeling/doing?

Sorry to hear your brother has to have treatment, but glad he has been diagnosed and will get the treatment he needs. Keep us posted, if we can offer any help. I am curious as to how it wll play out for him (and you). C.



-- Edited by Canuck on Thursday 26th of April 2018 10:11:23 PM

__________________

HCV/HBV 1973. HBV resolved. HCV undiagnosed to 2015. 63 y.o. F. Canada.

GT3a, Fibroscan F3/12 kPa - F4/12.6 kPa, VL log 7.01 (10,182,417), steatosis, high iron load.

SOF/VEL with/without GS-9857 trial - NCT02639338.

SOT March 10 - EOT May 5, 2016 - SOF/VEL/VOX 8 week trial.

 

(SEE UPDATES IN BIO)



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 58
Date:
Permalink  
 

Hi-- My brother was just given diagnosis "hepatitis C without hepatic coma".

I know what hepatitis C is but what does without hepatic coma mean? My brother  lives by himself in another city. Nobody to go with him to doc. They just gave him diagnosis and told him he has to go on meds. I don't think they explained much or if they did, he didn't understand. Couldn't get an appointment before May 30.  



__________________

Miriam

 

68 years old....Genotype  1a....did interferon/ ribaviron in 2002 (unsuccessful )....viral load before Harvoni 234,003.  Alt 30..fibrosis stage F2..  fibrosis score 0.48  ...started 12 week Harvoni 6/24/16. 

4 week bloodwork -undetected.  ALT 18, AST 20.

12 week bloodwork -undetected. 

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Legal Disclaimer:

THIS FORUM, IT'S OWNERS, ADMINISTRATORS, MODERATORS AND MEMBERS DO NOT AT ANY TIME GIVE MEDICAL ADVICE AND IN ALL CASES REFER ANYONE HERE TO SEEK APPROPRIATE MEDICAL ADVICE FROM THEIR DOCTOR.