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What are the main symptoms of hepatitis c?

What are the main symptoms of hepatitis c?

HCV symptoms: Chronic hepatitis c is usually asymptomatic. Very rarely rashes, joint pains and worsening renal function can be a presentation apart from presentation of chronic liver disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

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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What are the serious symptoms of hepatitis c?

What are the serious symptoms of hepatitis  c?

Depends: Significant liver scarring or cirrhosis of the liver cam cause fatal complications. Hepatitis can also affect the blood vessels and cause vasculitis, rarely affect the kidneys. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are symptoms of hepatitis c?

I was wondering what are symptoms of hepatitis c?

None: No symptoms until far advanced, meaning the liver becomes cirrhotic. Sometimes acute infection can cause "jaundice", or your eyes to become yellow. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the symptoms of hepatitis c?

Can you tell me which are the symptoms of hepatitis c?

Usually none: Somet patients may become yellow soon after infection (jaundice), but most patient don't know they are infected until the liver becomes scarred down, or detected on routine blood tests, years after infection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are major and minor symptoms of hepatitis c?

Many: Until someone is starting to develop liver failure, the symptoms of hepatitis c can be very nonspecific (which is why it is sometimes called the silent killer). People can have fatigue (tiredness), just not feel well, mild depression, memory difficulties, or nothing. Once the liver starts to fail, symptoms become more specific and severe and docs can tell something is very wrong with the liver. ...Read more

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Can a woman with hepatitis C have a healthy baby, or is that unpredictable?

Can a woman with hepatitis C have a healthy baby, or is that unpredictable?

Yes: Unlike in hepatitis b, transmission of hepatitis c from mother to her newborn baby is fairly low. Breast feeding is allowed as well. ...Read more

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If you have been diagnosed with hepatitis c, is it possible to still have it after 22 years even thought symptoms aren't shown?

If you have been diagnosed with hepatitis c, is it possible to still have it after 22 years even thought symptoms aren't shown?

Yes: It's possible to have hepatitis c without any symptoms and the only way to know if you are still infected is to have a blood test to check for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Can women get pregnant while they have hepatitis c?

Can women get pregnant while they have hepatitis c?

Yes: Women who have hep c can get pregnant if they are aware that they can give hep c to the baby. Sucessful treatment with medications to eliminate hep c removes this risk. However, the medications for hep c cause severe fetal harm; women must not get pregnant while on rx and for 6 months after rx is completed. Women must discuss this with primary, ob, or infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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I have had hepatitis C for about fifteen years and I haven't had any bad symptoms. How will I know when it's really bad. And what are the treatments?

I have had hepatitis C for about fifteen years and I haven't had any bad symptoms. How will I know when it's really bad. And what are the treatments?

Lots of info : People with hepatitis c need to be followed by a specialist who can help determine if, when, and what treatment is needed. There are blood tests that help determine whether someone is likely to have scarring. Some people need liver biopsies. All treatment currently includes interferon and Ribavirin and genotype 1 also includes a protease inhibitor. In 2-4 years treatment will be only pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
567 doctors shared insights

Hep C (Definition)

A viral infection that effects the liver that can result in chronic disease, liver failure, and ...Read more