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How can my liver ultrasound show a normal liver?

How can my liver ultrasound show a normal liver? I tested positive for hep c, antibodies at 5365448 but my liver has no visible damage how is that possible. I have many symptoms I start treatment 10/13/17.


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  • Cosmicat
    8 months ago

    I had two ultrasounds on my liver after having symptoms in the last couple years and ultrasounds turned out good which can be deceiving because my fibro scan shows f2. My symptoms however are worsening quickly and a lot of my organs. I have had hepatitis C for over 40 years but just now realizing a lot of the ways I felt all my life were due to hepC probably. I only had an ultrasound of my liver because I was having splenomegaly numerous times but worsening over the last 2 years. I have had years of joint pain spleen pain digestion problems skin issues extreme fatigue depression and fullness under both ribs and even being a nurse was not realizing it could have been due to hepatitis C.especially recently I woke up with two big sores on my right hand and extreme coldness in my hands and I didn’t realize that it was necrosis due to lack of blood flow to my hands. I have no choice but to try everything I can to get the medicine.
    Thank you
    Bless you
    Cat

  • Ruthfether
    2 years ago

    This is a reply to Robyn920,
    Hi Robyn920, in your message above you said your Doctor wont prescribe your Harvoni treatment for 6 months until you prove your desire to live… Boy that is harsh…but i guess there are so many people out there who need Harvoni so they need to make sure they give it to the folks who really do want to live.
    I know it hurt you and made you angry at yourself, and i know these feelings because i too need Harvoni but will not receive until i can prove i want to live too!!!
    WE CAN DO IT!!!!

  • Robyn920 author
    2 years ago

    Yes we can. I understand and accept his reasoning. I look forward to proving to him that I am ready when I go back. Good luck to you and I’m always here to chat if ya need to and feel like it
    Love and Light
    Robyn

  • bhuber
    2 years ago

    Have you heard of anyone having pancreatic attacks after having done treatment for 13 weeks with the drug Solvoni?

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi bhuber! Thanks for your question! I’m not sure that there exists a medication called Solvoni. There is a Harvoni and a Sovaldi, maybe one of those is what you’re referring to? Either way, this may be a good question to ask your doctor, as different treatment options can affect individuals very differently. They will better know how you may react to a certain treatment based on your specific situation. If you do get a chance to talk with your doctor, let us know what they say! We’re thinking of you, and sending positive thoughts your way! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

  • Susan Simon moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Robin, Personally I think the fact that you had a drink should not preclude you from treatment. Although I am sure you are anxious to begin treating, another six months will do you no harm. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 in 1991 and didn’t treat successfully until 2013 in a clinical trial for what is now called Viekira Pak. So don’t worry about the wait. Stay away from the alcohol and let us know when you begin treatment. I wish you the very best.

  • Robyn920 author
    2 years ago

    Thank you for your input. I will remain alcohol free. I’m not a very good drinker anyway lol. Its good to hear another 6 months shouldn’t be a problem.

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Robyn920, thanks for following up with us! I’m sorry to hear about your fibrosis, and thought you may be interested in the following articles for information and support!
    https://hepatitisc.net/living/stages-of-liver-cirrhosis/
    https://hepatitisc.net/living/stages-cirrhosis-compensated-and-decompensated/

    If you have a more specific question about fibrosis or your liver, let us know! We’d be happy to try to help you find more information!

    I’m sorry to hear about the delay in treatment!!! Nooooo!!! But I’m glad to hear that you are going to remain true to your commitment to make healthful decisions until you can start medication! Please keep us posted, and know we’re here for you!!! Sending warm wishes your way! -Casey, HepatitisC.net Team

  • Susan Simon moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Robyn. I believe the number you show here, has nothing to do with antibodies but is the amount of virus in your blood. Firstly, how much virus you have, or how little you have, is not prognostic and is not the cause of whether you have symptoms or not. A high viral load does not mean you are sicker than someone with a low viral load. The same goes for symptoms. You are very fortunate to have a good ultrasound. It takes many many years for the liver to be damaged so that it can be seen with imaging. I am happy you started treatment. Your chance of a cure is very close to 100% and with little damage you should eventually go back to feeling terrific. Please remember that anyone who has been exposed to the virus will always have antibodies. Antibodies cannot transmit the virus. Good luck. (Sue, Community Moderator)

  • Robyn920 author
    2 years ago

    Thank you for responding. I may have spoken a little too premature. Even though my ultrasound looks good my fribrosis is between F3 and F4. I am a charity care patient and told the doctor I drank a half a beer during a football game (my stupidity I know for drinking) he refused to order me the Harvoni for 6 more months until I prove my desire to live. I will not drink at all and I’ve not taken drugs since 1985 so I should be treated eventually

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