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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for this appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with hepatitis C?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Hepatitis C? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Hepatitis C

Top 10 Questions about Hepatitis C

  1. What is hepatitis C and what causes it?
  2. How will hepatitis C affect my daily life and long-term health, including my risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer?
  3. How can I keep my liver as healthy as possible and avoid or delay liver damage?
  4. What precautions do I need to take to protect others from becoming infected with my hepatitis C?
  5. Will I need follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  6. What are the symptoms of hepatitis C?
  7. What are my treatment options for hepatitis C?
  8. What are the considerations for starting hepatitis C medications early vs. later and what do you recommend for me?
  9. What can I expect from my hepatitis C medication and how long will it take to start working?
  1. What is hepatitis C and what causes it?
  2. Is hepatitis C curable or controllable?
  3. What unique health issues do women with hepatitis C have?
  4. How will hepatitis C affect my daily life and long-term health, including my risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer?
  5. Do I have liver damage and if so, how much damage?
  6. How can I keep my liver as healthy as possible and avoid or delay liver damage?
  7. How will I know if my hepatitis C is progressing or getting worse?
  8. What types of healthcare providers, such as a hepatologist, do I need to see and when?
  9. What precautions do I need to take to protect others from becoming infected with my hepatitis C?
  10. Are there any symptoms of hepatitis C that should alert me to call you?
  11. Will I need follow-up tests and if so, how often will I need them?
  12. What are the symptoms of hepatitis C?
  13. Could my hepatitis C symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  14. How is hepatitis C diagnosed?
  15. Can my primary care doctor diagnose hepatitis C or will I need to see a specialist?
  16. Who is most likely to contract hepatitis C?
  17. What are my treatment options for hepatitis C?
  18. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my hepatitis C?
  19. What are the considerations for starting hepatitis C medications early vs. later and what do you recommend for me?
  20. Do I need to get vaccinated for hepatitis A and hepatitis B?
  21. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my liver health and support my treatment?
  22. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  23. When is liver transplantation indicated?
  24. Should I consider enrolling in a clinical trial?
  25. What support groups and services are available to help me and my loved ones deal with my hepatitis C?
  26. What can I expect from my hepatitis C medication and how long will it take to start working?
  27. Do I need to take my hepatitis C medications even if I'm feeling fine?
  28. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  29. How long will I need to take my hepatitis C medication?
  30. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my hepatitis C medication?

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Symptoms:

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What to Bring

  • Insurance Card
  • Driver's License or ID
  • This Guide and a Pen

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