Three hep C patients

Hepatitis C
Symptoms

What are the symptoms of hepatitis C?

It's important to note that you should never try to diagnose hep C yourself and that it can only be diagnosed by a doctor.

Many people who are infected do not have any symptoms of hep C. However, sometimes symptoms do appear. If you have any of the symptoms listed below, or if you're at risk for hep C, speak with your doctor.

Symptoms for hep C may include:
  • Fever
  • Fatigue (feeling tired even if you’ve had a normal amount of rest and activity)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea (upset stomach)
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain (pain in the gut)
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice (yellow coloring of the eyes or skin)
Hep C fact

About 3.4 million people in the US are living with chronic
hep C, and about half do not even know it.

If you think you may be experiencing the symptoms of hep C, speak with your doctor about how you’re feeling and ask if you should get a hep C test.

If you don’t have any symptoms, but know that you have risk factors for hep C exposure, talk to your doctor. Testing for hep C will help determine if you have the virus.

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