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Tue, Sep. 16th, 2008, 10:55 am
kiki_da_vamp: Hep C?

I was given my medical records to bring to my midwife (changing hospitals for my delivery 23 wks pregnant) and in two seperate place one in handwriting, one typed, says I got Hep C at 16.

No one has ever told me this, is this something they should have told us?

When I was >4 we lived with my uncle, (he has Hep C due to his drug usage) , my pedi had asked my mom if anyone in the house had it and she said yes and explained. She assumed they tested me then, but maybe they didnt actually test me til I was 16? But still, no one ever told me or my mother, and I am on my third pregnancy, and I had an appendectomy three years ago.

Im worried cause I have no idea about Hep C at all, the internet is fuly of scary information, Im worried that I have passed it onto my kids, why did no one tell me? Why wasnt I treated? *aaaahhh*

Fri, Sep. 19th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)

have you been retested since you read the news? Have them check your viral load to see where you stand. How old are you now? I got hep c as a kid and it wasn't diagnosed until I was 16, and then I didn't treat until I was nearly 30. Even then it was more of a "you might as well get this out of the way" rather than a life or death situation.

Fri, Nov. 14th, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Hep C

I contracted Hep C at 16 through a blood transfusion. I also have 2 children. I was only diagnosed 4 years ago age 43 and this was also my fear. I had both my sons and husband tested and they were all clear. Are you having your Hep C monitored by a hospital? Mine has excellarated very quickly in the last 2 years and there is no explaination. The most useful website I have found is www.taintedblood.info also there is the Hep C trust. I felt extremely isolated when I was first diagnosed and found my GP knew very little. I did all my own homework through the internet and read everything I could. I am still very angry that I was given tainted blood and this has left a black cloud over me . However once you understand what you are dealing with there is help out there. Feel free to contact me any time and I will help any way I can.