- nausea and vomiting
- loss of appetite
- abdominal pain, fluid buildup in the abdomen
- jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
- dark urine, clay-colored stools
- joint pain
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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredPeople with hepatitis C may or may not have symptoms. Symptoms that occur are usually mild or flu-like and can include:Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
Hepatitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the liver, and hepatitis C is a virus that is usually spread through blood-to-blood contact and is normally associated with IV drug use, although it has also been associated with blood transfusions and dirty medical equipment. Unfortunately, hepatitis C infection is commonly asymptomatic and causes symptoms in only approximately 15% of patients. Symptoms of an acute infection are usually very nonspecific and can include fatigue, decreased appetite or weight loss, or muscle and joint aches. If a patient develops chronic hepatitis C, he can develop cirrhosis, which is scarring of the liver, and this can lead to a different set of symptoms.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Scripps Health answered
Because hepatitis C can have no symptoms until considerable damage has been done to the liver, up to 75 percent of those infected don’t even know they have the virus. If newly infected people do have symptoms, they can be very ambiguous, such as nausea, poor appetite, fatigue or dark urine. These symptoms are easily mistaken for flu or an upset stomach, so people tend not to seek medical care.
Riverside Health System answered
Most people have no symptoms until the virus causes liver damage, which can take 10 or more years to happen. Others have one or more of the following symptoms:Yellowish eyes and skin, called jaundice A longer than usual amount of time for bleeding to stop Swollen stomach or ankles Easy bruising Tiredness Upset stomach Fever Loss of appetite Diarrhea Light-colored stools
This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.