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PCR and antibody Hep. test results after 3 weeks of exposure

Dr. Can you please answer my question? I am going crazy here. I took these tests after three weeks of being cut and bruised by the barber. Are these tests reliable? I still have aches and pains; joint pain. Do I have to do further testing. My...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...assuming that you took a PCR test for HCV RNA and a HCV antibody test after 3 weeks of a suspected exposure. If you are having joint pains secondary to hepatitis C, your HCV RNA test would already show virus. So I suspect your symptoms are... Read more »

Hepatitis C from a graze from hair clippers at a Barbara shop

Dear Dr. I apologize if this question has been answer. I ask this questions because i believe I... Read more »

muscle pain

hi! doc., i'm diagnosed with positive hbv last year. I want to ask about my condition because i... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...the following: Fever Fatigue Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Abdominal pain Dark urine Clay-colored bowel movements Joint pain Jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes) How soon after exposure to Hepatitis A will... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Fatigue Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Abdominal pain Dark urine Clay-colored bowel movements Joint pain Jaundice (yellow color in the skin or the eyes) How soon after exposure to Hepatitis B will... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...including Fever Fatigue Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Abdominal pain Dark urine Clay-colored bowel movements Joint pain Jaundice (yellow color in the skin or eyes) How soon after exposure to hepatitis C do symptoms... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...get tested within two weeks after potential exposure to know for sure. Symptoms can include fatigue, mild fever, muscle or joint aches, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, mild stomach pain, loss of taste for cigarettes, diarrhea, dark urine,... Read more »
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13 week test negative

Posted by Janes, 2 Replies
...time to let it go. It just proves again that symptoms don't mean a thing; fever, lymphnode swelling/pains for weeks, muscle/joint pains ... just check my previous posts. Going to test for other std (hepatitis, syfilis) next week. Read more »

Negative after 10 weeks

Posted by Janes, 3 Replies
...See my previous posts for symptoms I experienced from 2 weeks on since contact. Still now I have enlarged nodes, muscle and joint pains. Could It be anxiety or am I just late.. Read more »

Joint Pain? AnonOne? Aids2HIV?

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...pain, my neck hurts when I move it a certain way on the side, and now I have a nagging pain in the joint by my right knee. The joint pain by my knee comes and goes. It will hurt for 2 seconds, disappear and then come back like 2 minutes later. ... Read more »

co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rash on left cheek (for 3 weeks). Slightly reddish skin with dandruff. - after 7 weeks - occasional muscle aches and also some joint pain in fingers (for 8 weeks now). Muscle aches were quite heavy at the beginning, they started after drinking a... Read more »