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Chronic Hepatitis C Symptoms

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see ...
Ask the Experts

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who aren't infected with HCV. In turn, some anti-HIV drugs might worsen or speed up HCV-related liver disease. What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?As discussed above, only about one out of four people experience any symptoms when they're first... Read more »

hepititus b&c

are there any simptoms , how do i get tested.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Chronic hepatitis may cause no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, the most common one is just fatigue.You can get tested by giving a blood sample to your primary care doctor. Read more »

symptoms of hepatitis C

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis C? I feel tired all the time and have a small ache on my right side, under the rib cage, it also seems hardened
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most commonly patients have no symptoms. Those that do often have fatigue. Patients with acute infection uncommonly have other symptoms such as right upper quadrant pain, nausea, loss of appetite and can develop jaundice (turning yellow). If you are... Read more »

ACUTE hepatitis C

Dear Doctor,Kindly enlighten us on what is acute hepatitis C? How do we know we have this condition? What symptoms should we look out for? Thanks.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
"Acute" means new onset.Acute HCV is simply new infection with hepatitis C virus.Acute HCV most often occurs without symptoms. Those with symptoms might develop nausea, vomiting, right upper quadrant pain, jaundice (yellow skin) and icterus (yellow... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic hepatitis C in the United States? How likely is it that acute hepatitis C will become chronic? ... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated?... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take several actions: Most... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Co-infection with HIV and HEP C: Beyond the Basics

...experience symptoms and other tell-tale signs of disease progression. Researchers estimate that at least 20% of patients with chronic hepatitis C develop cirrhosis (liver damage) and fibrosis (scarring of the liver), a process that usually takes... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work! This is maybe not the right place to do this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
im weak....i have a 7 weeks negative result but somehow i still cannot comfort myself that theres a possibility that i do not have hiv. not only are my symptoms too real (i have many of them), but my wife also has them....these are too real to be... Read more »