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I am new to the forum. I will be starting hep-c treatment next week. I find this very informative and helps to know I am not alone. You all understand, not even my family can do that. My question is I don't know all the terms yet. What is tx, sx ,und, svr, etc? I also want to know has anyone had symptoms of hep-c before diagnosis? What were they if you had them? I'v known for 6yrs and in the last 2yrs I experience right and left sided pain.     Thanks in advance       Nancy
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Hi Nancy; welcome to the discussion group. Here’s a link to a page with many of the acronyms used in here:


Chronic HCV (Hep C) is generally an asymptomatic disease, although many people often mention dealing with fatigue. There are also some conditions that are strongly associated with HCV such as cryoglobulanemia, and to a lesser degree autoimmune issues like sjogren’s, lupus, etc.

A heightened awareness or discomfort in the upper-right quadrant of the abdomen is also noted occasionally.

Have you had a recent biopsy? Are you aware of the specific genotype, or strain of HCV you have?

Good luck and take care-

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Hi Nancy and welcome....
If you go down to the very right hand side at the bottom of the page you will see "hepatitis C acronyms.

Congrats on starting your tx. next week and good luck with it. Possibly you could let the group know what  regime of meds you will be treating with.
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oh my  :)
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wow!  you are full of information.  i'm very impressed.  take care.  belle
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1652596 tn?1342011626
nancy, welcome to the forum.  i wish you all the best.  there's a lot to learn and there's people to help you get thru it.  we're all cyber friends here.  take care,  belle
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