My 17 year old pregnant daughter has been recently diagnosed with a Hep C ( a very low level) Her Dr said after she had the baby she needs to get an appt with a Dr who deals with it. OK my questions can the baby contract it, when she gets treatment after the baby's born can it go away, could the baby's daddy the only one my daughter has ever had sex with have given this to her, he needs to be tested because if she dose get treated and gets rid of it and the daddy has it he will give it back to her. I can't bring it up to her without her getting very angry with me what for I do please help. I want to help my daughter She seems to think after the baby is born it will disappear Im thinking about talking to the Dr about this I'm don't know what to do when she gets mad when I try to talk to her about it. Any advise would be apricated. What kind of treatment will they offer? I'm sorry for all the questions I'm so worried about my daughter and granddaughter.
Tell your daughter to read this answer.It will not go away on its own. Get treatment.Hep C is primarily passed blood to blood.I have had Hep C for 20 years and not one of my family members (wife/kids) have tested positive. The risk is low other than blood to blood,5 % or less. I have shared drinks, silverware etc... blood to blood. She should seek treatment as soon as possible after child birth. There are tremendous treatments now that have up to 90-100% success rates depending on the geno type of Hep C. They even have treatments now that do not require interferon shots.I was unaware for at least 20 years and as a result the Hep C caused 80 % damage to my liver. get it treated asap.Best of luck.
Hi Sunshinesgg -- yes, the baby will NOT get it from the mother unless the baby was born with it. I think the baby also should be tested to make sure that the Hep C was not passed on from birth.
It is concerning that your daughter has Hep C but don't worry she has plentry of time to be treated and there's plenty of time to talk her in going to the doctors. As a mother -- I know it's a worry but in time I'm sure she will understand that she needs to take care of this because she needs to be around to care for her child! Best Regards..
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