What are the early symptoms of Hep C?

What are the early symptoms of Hep C?

Early symptoms. Only around 1 in every 3 or 4 people will have any symptoms during the first 6 months of a hepatitis C infection. This stage is known as acute hepatitis C. If symptoms do develop, they usually occur a few weeks after infection. Symptoms may include: a high temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above. tiredness.

How long does it take for Hep C to develop?

Some people may develop hepatitis C symptoms within two weeks of infection. Others might experience a longer delay before noticing symptoms. It could take from 6 months to 10 years or more before someone with the virus becomes aware of any symptoms.

How long does it take for hepatitis C to go away?

Symptoms: Often you won’t even know you have acute hepatitis C because it usually doesn’t cause symptoms. If you do have some, they usually last from 2 weeks to 3 months. They might include: Complications: Sometimes your body is able to fight off the hepatitis C virus, and it just goes away.

When to see a GP for hepatitis C?

See your GP if you persistently have any of the later symptoms above, or if they keep returning. They may recommend having a blood test that can check for hepatitis C. Read more about diagnosing hepatitis C. None of the symptoms above mean you definitely have hepatitis C, but it’s important to get them checked out.

How to identify the symptoms of Hep C?

  • Pain and Sensitivity. This symptom manifests itself even during the early stages of hepatitis C.
  • Flu-like Symptoms. Many of the early symptoms of hepatitis C are similar to the symptoms of influenza which is commonly known as flu.
  • Bouts of Fatigue.
  • Swelling in the Abdominal Cavity.
  • Jaundice.

    What are the most common hepatitis C symptoms?

    • nausea or vomiting
    • stomach pain
    • joint or muscle pain
    • abnormalities in urine or bowel movements
    • yellowing of eyes or skin

      What are the causes, symptoms and treatments of hepatitis C?

      Interferon and ribavirin used to be the main treatments for hepatitis C. They can have side effects like fatigue, flu-like symptoms, anemia, skin rash, mild anxiety, depression, nausea, and diarrhea.

      How does Hep C affect your body?

      The integumentary system defines your skin, hair, and nails. It may surprise you to know that hepatitis C also has an impact on your integumentary system. Hepatitis C can cause a variety of skin problems, including loss of skin pigment, rashes on the skin, itching, and easy bruising due to problems with blood clotting.