Hi all. I'm new to this forum but wanted to try and get some advice and help.
I have had Hep C since the age of 16 due to blood transfusion, I am now 48.
I have never drank alcohol or taken any type of drugs and for the most part eat semi healthy.
Over the years just doing blood work, everything seems to be fine.
Over the last year or so, and every now and then, I have a slight pain under my right rib cage, liver area. Seems to come and go and usually if I eat something fatty, that is when I notice it.
Well I decided I better go see a doctor again. He recommended some blood work and some other tests including CT and Ultrasound, etc. My girlfriend was in the room as well while they were doing the Ultrasound test. I didn’t want to look at the monitor because I was afraid of what I might see and would self-diagnose myself...and that would equate to certain death!!! lol
But my girlfriend was watching the monitor. When we got home, she did tell me that she saw some blotches or black looking marks on my liver, so needless to say I am getting scared and freaking out.
The strange thing is I feel perfectly fine, no symptoms really at all, except for that little pain every now and then.
So my question is what does this mean? And what would those be showing on my ultrasound? Scares or cirrhosis?
And my other question is. Is there any alternative treatment to battle this disease be sides interferon? I read somewhere that Naomi Judd got rid of her Hep C using an alternative type of treatment. Would anyone know or have heard of any success stories using other methods? I am horrified about the side effects of interferon.
I think really I just need to talk to someone because I am pretty scared right now. Seeing is I won’t know the results from my tests, because I will have the CT scan next week and won’t have the results probably for another week or two.
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated - Dan