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Thanks Tig,

my last fibro was in f2 and the liver doc said if it's still f2 in March [a year later] she won't even need to see me anymore. She said my fam.doc can do all the required tests [which she has been anyway also].

they had us doing them every 6 mo. before covid then I said yearly would be good enough for me.

it's good to hear that every few years should be good enough with the yearly blood tests [was doing those every 6mo. too].

I just wanted some input on what others' felt was ok.

Have you done a fibrosure to see if the F is gone down? I know those go up and down [hubs went up recently but all his LFT'S† are good....and he's still in F2 just a few points higher]. He was close to F4 at the beginning of TX

cool that your wife is a sonographer



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Gt:1a-36yrs†.Started Intron-A in 96' for 2.5mo-VL still too high.taken off. Labs on†3.6.18:.†A1 activity.† f3@60: fibrosur bloodtst. AFP=norm. enz=mostly norm.VL=3.9 million.sot=5.1.18>Harvoni>[8wks]: 4WEEKS=UND.Eot 6/25=L.J*13weeks=UND * 6 m =UND: CLUB ZERO.1yr.=0

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Hey 5,

What have your Fibrosure results been following SVR? I know your had a baseline of F3, so you were getting close to a fibrosis stage that indicates cirrhosis.I was also F3, by biopsy, and over the years, since my wife is a sonographer, I had liver ultrasounds frequently. My doctors didn't recommend I get one after a few years SVR. They felt following the LFTís and tumor marker tests were enough to monitor liver health.

That said, I recommend you discuss it with your hepatologist, or gastroenterologist (if possible), and get their input. I personally donít think itís something you are required to do, because of your F score, and your continued good health since then. That said, if having annual, or every other year scans provides you additional confidence in your liver health, I see no reason to rule them out.



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Hi everyone,†

I have a question for the people in svr for over 3yrs.

If you have continued good enzymes and fibrosure tests , do you still get yearly liver ultrasounds?

I have a $100.00 copay and I am now on a fixed income so am wondering if this is just one of those things they make us do that may not be needed every year. I get the afp tumor marker every 6 months along with the other blood labs.

It could be that the abscan was called "complete abdominal" since I wanted to check my kidneys too...and maybe the liver† scan is only $25. copay.

ok, , any thoughts??? thankyou

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Gt:1a-36yrs†.Started Intron-A in 96' for 2.5mo-VL still too high.taken off. Labs on†3.6.18:.†A1 activity.† f3@60: fibrosur bloodtst. AFP=norm. enz=mostly norm.VL=3.9 million.sot=5.1.18>Harvoni>[8wks]: 4WEEKS=UND.Eot 6/25=L.J*13weeks=UND * 6 m =UND: CLUB ZERO.1yr.=0

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