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, Arkhepcgal@... wrote:
> I have been trying to find the site to ask a question.
> I've been negative for Hep C-genotype 2b since March 2004; was
> with early cirrhosis in February 1999. I was originally diagnosed
with Hep C in
> November 1999, did the 3X interferon/ribivirin, went negative right
> but relapsed. I did the treatment again in November 2003 using
> interferon and copegus. I again went negative immediately and have
been ever since.
> I've just had an ultrasound, cat scan and an MRI which show a large
> my liver. The gastro doc doesn't seem to think it's cancer and my
> fetaprotein is negative. I now have to have a 'tri-basic' or
> cat scan and I have an appointment to go to the University of
> facility in Little Rock at the end of May. (I live in the very
> corner of Arkansas). I also have grade 3 varices along with GERD and
> Disease that wreck havoc in my esophagus and get ulcers quite often.
> I know that the liver itself doesn't have pain, but the sheath/skin
> it has nerves that can hurt. I've have 'deep', sharp aches directly
> underneath and along my rib cage on my right side which seem to be
worse after I eat.
> At first I thought it was the ulcer, but now I'm not so sure.
> My question is: Since the liver can regenerate itself, could the
> thinking of removing the side of the liver with the mass and that
> undiseased liver tissue will regrow?
> I can't seem to get a clear answer from the nurse and the appointment
> in Little Rock will be an assessment type of visit. If surgery is
> recommended, about how long will the recovery be, etc?
> I'm 62 and have over 20 diagnosed diseases/illnesses that I am
> well as the cirrhosis.
> Do you know of others that have had to have a mass removed and how
> after that?
> Thank you,
> Betty Kibat
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