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Signs and symptoms of hepatitis C

Signs and symptoms of hepatitis C

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Signs and symptoms of hepatitis C

This information is not medical advice. If you have symptoms, talk to your doctor.

About hepatitis C 

Hepatitis C (or hep C) is an easily-cured liver infection, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hep C is only passed on through blood-to-blood contact. This is when the blood of someone with hep C gets into someone else’s blood stream.

How do you know if you have hep C?

Hep C is usually a slow acting virus. People with hep C may have no symptoms for years. The only way to know if you have hep C is to get tested. Hep C tests are not part of the common tests your doctor will give you. If you think you’ve been at risk for hep C, you will need to ask your doctor for a hepatitis C test.

Signs & symptoms

If you do develop symptoms, they can be different for different people. Some of the symptoms might include:

Liver damage & disease

If you have hep C for many years, it can cause long-term health problems, particularly for the liver. Over time, your liver cells can become inflamed and damaged.

If left untreated, this inflammation can cause liver damage and disease.

For more information on liver damage and disease, see our  Liver health signs & symptoms page >>

What to do if you think you might have hep C

If you think you might have hepatitis C, it’s important to get tested, so you can get cured.

There are excellent hep C treatments available. These treatments:

Contact the Hepatitis Infoline or talk to your doctor for more information 

Have a question about the signs & symptoms of hep C? Contact the free Hepatitis Infoline or download one of our free online resources now. 

If you feel you are showing any of the symptoms of hep C, please talk to your doctor. Our resources don’t replace advice from a medical professional.

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