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Window period for Hep C
Sep 22, 2006

What is the window period for hep c? I started having liver pains about 6 months after possible exposure. Is that all the symptoms would be? Thanks a million.

Response from Dr. McGovern

The time from exposure to symptoms is usually within 8 to 12 weeks and often less than that.

If you are concerned regarding a possible risk, I would certainly get tested for HCV virus and HCV antibody. Early treatment is very important if you just got infected. Early treatment is associated with a high risk of eradication of the virus.

Pricked myself...please answer!

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