Most people who were recently infected with hepatitis C do not have symptoms. About 1 in 10 people infected with Hepatitis C will have yellowing of the skin, also called jaundice.
Of people who get infected with hepatitis C, most develop a long-term or chronic infection. Usually people who have Hepatitis C experience no symptoms. If the infection has been present for many years, the liver may be permanently scarred. This is called cirrhosis. In many cases, there may be no symptoms of the disease until cirrhosis has developed.
The following symptoms could occur with hepatitis C infection:
- Abdominal pain (right upper abdomen)
- Abdominal swelling (due to fluid called ascites)
- Clay-colored or pale stools
- Dark urine
- Loss of appetite
If you or a loved one was exposed to Hepatitis C, please contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.