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Hepatitis C And Dark Urine
Depends: There are many diseases and conditions which can turn the urine dark. Jaundice, diseases of the biliary tract, liver, and G.I. Tract can cause this. Blood in the urine can appear dark. Dehydration leading to concentrated urine can appear dark. In short, your hepatitis c may have nothing to do with the urine color but it could. You need to be evaluated by your doctor i would encourage you to do this soon. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
76y +history of colorectal CA.Few days ago, his liver enzymes went very high+itching+feeling tired+dark urine.This suggest Hepatitis. What shall I do?
I was born with fair complexion i got hepatitis C 5 yrs back & get cured, but after that my skin compexion turn darker, want to b fair again. What i do?
Consult dermatologis: Your darker complexioncould be normal change, may be tanning due to sun exposure (excessive) .If no other problem , not any medicine then your pigmentation is not pathological but cosmetic concern.Better see cosmetologist or dermatologist rule out any medical problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feet swelling- Liver: If he has a history of hepatitis c for a long time, the swelling of the feet can be a sign of cirrhosis or scarring of the liver. Cirrhosis can cause changes in the way the body manages salt and water balance and can cause salt and water retention. He should be evaluated by a liver specialist for medications and close monitoring. ...Read more
I have been feeling bouts of nausea for the past few weeks with spikes in temp, pain in my back just bellow my ribs on the right side, dark urine!
Need to see Dr. ASAP: Your symptoms are concerning. Dark urine, pain in the back and fever suggests liver or gallbladder problem. Hepatitis or biliary obstruction from gall stones are 2 common conditions that can cause these symptoms. However there are also other causes. For a precise diagnosis you should see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark urine: You should have a urine analysis done. Your dark urine may be due to the fact is concentrated or you could have bilirubin in your urine causing it to be dark. If you do, it is possible that you have hepatitis and that could account for your right upper quadrant pain. See a physician to see if you have liver disease. Good luck. ...Read more
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
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