I would like to know if the red blotches on the palms of one's hands are caused by inflamed bile ducts or by cirrhosis or is my liver still inflamed thus causing inflamed bile ducts. Is there any thing I can do to reduce this inflammation. I finished 6 month treatment in February, SVR12 in October and definitely undetected in June. Should I have another viral load blood test. kindly berrinice
Hey Berrinice, I also have these, sometimes they seem to get redder and then sometimes they're 'quieter'. Would love more info on cause etc. but I did read that they don't go away once you have them & nobody really knows why.
What are the symptoms of blocked bile ducts? I know Prof Dusheiko noted my palms with concern, way back when....
Warm wishes, LG
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
I read that its caused from inflammation of the bile duct which is another cause of cirrhosis to the liver. Itchy skin is another symptom. Its usually genetic and autoimmune. I have always known its associated with liver disease but not specifically an inflamed bile duct. My next gastro doctors appointment is December. My disappointment is that there is inflammation still happening and probably the liver isn't repairing. kindly berrinice