Health Issue: Hepatitis C
Symptoms and Facts
Many people who are infected with the hepatitis C do not have symptoms.
If the infection has been present for many years, the liver may be permanently scarred, a condition called cirrhosis. In many cases, there may be no symptoms of the disease until cirrhosis has developed.
The following symptoms could occur with hepatitis C infection:
- Abdominal pain (right upper abdomen)
- Bleeding varices (dilated veins in the esophagus)
- Dark urine
- Generalized itching
- Loss of appetite
- Low-grade fever
- Pale or clay-colored stools