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Digestive Disorders

Hepatitis C and gallbladder

07/14/2008

Question:

What is the affect of Hepatitis C on gallbladder and other body organs? 

Answer:

There is no affect on your gallbladder that I know of with Hepatitis C. However, long term, if Hepatitis C causes you to develop cirrhosis, this can cause other organs to be affected, particularly stomach, esophagus, and brain with decreased mentation and many others. Your liver specialist should be able to offer you some brochures discussing the long-term effects of Hepatitis C.

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Response by:

Annette  Kyprianou, MD Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University