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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hepatitis C

Take this list of questions with you when you see your doctor. It will help you get the information you need to manage your hepatitis C.  You might want a family member or friend to go with you to take notes.

1. What kinds of tests will I need?

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2. Are there any medications that might help?

3. How do I know when I should call the doctor?

4. How much exercise can I get and is it all right to have sex?

5. What drugs should I avoid?

6. What can I do to prevent the disease from getting worse?

7. How can I avoid spreading hepatitis C to others?

8. Are my family members at risk for hepatitis C?

9. Should I be vaccinated against other types of hepatitis?

10. How will you keep tabs on the condition of my liver?

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Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on July 09, 2014

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