I've been experiencing swollen ankles, my left one more swollen than my right one, even if I don't stand for a long time. They're even swollen after being in bed all night. I'm athletic, fit and not overweight.
I have two questions: 1) is the edema a sign that HCV is progressing? and 2) can liver ultrasounds reveal mild fibrosis?
53, female, geno 1
VL 11 million
infected 25 years/blood transf & frequently symptomatic (fever, swollen glands, fatigue, weak, etc.