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Jun 29, 2012

I didn't get treatment for hepatitis c but the doctor said my body cleared it on its own after 4 weeks of illness. My question is after being told this I had one good week and then I started having muscle aches. Should I worry its coming back or is this normal? Even though its undetected will I still have several weeks of lingering symptoms?

Response from Dr. McGovern

If you cleared that is great. However, I would get one more test to be certain that this is still the case.

We always check our acute HCV patients with a repeat viral load to see if they cleared their virus for good. Occasionally, we have a patient whose virus comes back - not from re-exposure - but from a defect in the immune system that can no longer contain the virus



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