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Hepatitis C Symptoms


Most people who are infected with hepatitis C infection do not have symptoms until permanent scarring of the liver called cirrhosis occurs year later. If hepatitis C infection is caught before permanent damage occurs, it is often because it was detected during blood tests for a routine physical or other medical procedure.

The following symptoms may develop with hepatitis C infection:

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain (right upper abdomen)
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Low-grade fever
  • Pale or clay-colored stools
  • Dark urine
  • Generalized itching
  • Ascites (excess fluid in the space between the tissues lining the abdomen and abdominal organs)
  • Bleeding varices (dilated veins in the esophagus)
Since symptoms of hepatitis C usually do not occur until permanent damage has been done, anyone who has a risk factor for hepatitis C infection should be tested by a health care provider.