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Hep C exposure and puffy eyes
May 7, 2011

Hi Doctor, I have a family member living with HepC. I am very nervous about getting it from her. a few times I have come into contact with her blood on my bare hands (no cuts) I was told not to worry and the risk is low. For the last 3 weeks I have had these bags under my eyes that look puffy, is it possible I could have gotten HepC and the puffy eyes are a symtom of a sick liver? Please help, last time I was tested was last June 2010 (negative).

Response from Dr. McGovern

This symptom would not make me consider HCV infection.

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