What Should I Know About Hepatitis C?

Q:
What should I know about hepatitis C?

A:
Hepatitis C is a serious viral infection. It will cause liver inflammation or even serious liver damage. However, many people don’t know they’re infected because they have no symptoms at first. Symptoms appear until the virus damages the liver to a rather serious extent. Here are some possible symptoms:

• Bleeding easily
• Bruising easily
• Fatigue
• Poor appetite
• Yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
• Dark-colored urine
• Itchy skin
• Fluid buildup in your abdomen (ascites)
• Swelling in your legs
• Weight loss
• Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech (hepatic encephalopathy)
• Spider-like blood vessels on your skin (spider angiomas)

Please go to your doctor immediately if you have symptoms above.

Keywords: hepatitis c; hepatitis c+

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