just found out yesterday that my 16 year old son tested positive for hcv. we have no clue where he got it, and at this point we dont care. we only found out he had it beacuse hes been feeling sick for several weeks. started with back, neck, and head ache, severe fatigue, and then came the fever lasting 10 days. found swollen liver and spleen, tender to touch, elevated liver enzymes, and bilirubine in urine. ear pain, and soar throat, without an infection. swollen lymphnodes in neck, arm pits, groin, painless and moveable. zithromax, and doxycyclene, didnt help. no menigitis, mono, lyme, cat scratch. today they did a cat scan on his head neck and chest, havent got the results, very scared!! ive been reading that if u have hcv your chances are doubled for non hodgkins lymphoma. really worried bout that. from everything ive read, it seems like no one ever has symptoms of hcv. how come my son is having symptoms of liver damage already? why the lymphnodes? why the soar throat and ear pain so bad he eats 800mg motrin like its candy? hes 16, does hcv cause liver damage early on, i didnt think it did. i flat out asked the doc today if he was having liver damage right now, and he said yes, y? what are the chances he has lymphoma, surly not. has anyone had these symptoms? the more i read,the worse i feel. sure they say hcv isnt a death sentence, but things arent looking good rite now. i need lots of answeres, any answers.
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