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Stage 4 Inflam-3 to Dr. Palmer:
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chestn posted:
Is there a time limit regarding progression of my liver getting to the point beyond be able to have treatment? I haven't started yet, but have been very depressed and the Dr. said he would not treat me till the depression was under control. This dr. is my 2nd opinion for treatment.
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Melissa Palmer, MD responded:
The current standard of care treatment for HCV is not indicated for people who have decompensated cirrhosis - i.e those who have ascites,( fluid retention) esophageal varices ( enlarged blood vessels in the esophagus, or heaptic encephalopathy ( brain fog). patients who have stable cirrhosis may go on therapy. Since treatment may worsen depression, it is typically recommended to have depression well-controlled prior to beginning treatment.
 
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chestn replied to Melissa Palmer, MD's response:
Melissa Palmer

Thank you for answering my post. fran


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