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how long before showing signs of hep c
Jul 24, 2002

my friend just found out that she has hep c. she had blood work done when she dicovered spots on her stomach,always exhausted, and having a itch sometimes. about how long has she had the hep c. virus???

Response from Dr. Fried

There is no easy way to tell how long someone has had hepatitis C because the infection is usually without symptoms. We often calculate the approximate time of infection by inquiring about potential risk factors such as blood transfusions or injecting drug use. Some people have no identified risk factors.



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