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A 28-year-old female asked:

Dark urine, fatigue, sores from impetigo, pain n side on and off, memory loss- i have hep c so do these symptoms mean its getting severe?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jean Robey
23 years experience
Hepatitis C: Decreased immune system and more bilirubin in urine causing dark urine does mean worsening hepatitis. You should see a gastroenterologist for testing. Memory loss could be linked to increase toxin build up from poor liver clearance due to hepatitis c.
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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 29 years experience
Unsure: See your doctor and get checked for your hepatitis c. Some symptoms can be from the amount of liver damage (scarring), although you are young for this. Other problems associated with hcv include fatigue, memory loss, and not feeling well, and can occur even if there is no clear liver damage. Discuss your management plan, including when you should be treated for hcv infection.
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Dr. William Byars
Dr. William Byars commented
Family Medicine 46 years experience
I agree with Dr. Graham and wanted to add that if your urine is unusually dark, you should get it checked to be sure you don't have glomerulonephritis, a kidney disease which can sometimes occur as an immune reaction to impetigo. Your impetigo needs to be completely eradicated.
Feb 26, 2013
Last updated Aug 22, 2016

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