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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hepatitis C

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What can I expect to happen to me now that I've been diagnosed?

2.

What treatments for hepatitis C are available and suitable for me?

3.

Should I start treatment right away?

4.

What are the side effects of treatment?

5.

What else can I do to minimize my chances of liver disease? Can I still drink alcohol?

6.

Are there any supplements or over-the-counter drugs I should take or avoid?

7.

Where can I find emotional support for my family and for me?

8.

How can I expect this to affect my marriage or other intimate relationships?

9.

How do I explain my hepatitis C diagnosis to friends and family?

10.

Are there any clinical trials I could participate in?

 

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Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on July 10, 2014

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