These medicines are for ridding the body of the virus, but I guess they don't cure the damage and digestive issues caused by it overnight, so if there was liver damage previously, it will still be there, albeit with less inflammation ? Time has shown an improvement in many patients from what I have read. My liver has improved quite a bit on the medicines. (I am still on treatment, so we shall see after it ends).
I also still get this discomfort on the lower right hand side as many have described above. I went for the amazing new LiverMultiScan and strangely, that area was the clearest part of my liver regarding fibrosis ! I have read the lower ribs cage can become inflamed, gallbladders can also cause problems. When you see your liver on the LiverMultiScan it makes your realise just how large and important the liver is - I was shocked at the size of mine, it is huge and goes right around to the left side too ! it makes sense to me now, that if the liver is unhappy, then nearly everything else will be.
Who knows what it is, maybe something in the 'piping' ?
It would be very interesting to know !
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC