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Symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis C

Symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis C

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Chronic Hepatitis C includes the 16 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis C:

Many people with chronic hepatitis C have no symptoms of liver disease. If symptoms are present, they are usually mild, nonspecific, and intermittent. They may include

  • Fatigue
  • Mild right-upper-quadrant discomfort or tenderness
  • Nausea
  • Poor appetite
  • Muscle and joint pains.

Similarly, the physical exam is likely to be normal or show only mild hepatomegaly or tenderness. Some patients have vascular spiders or palmar erythema.

Clinical Features of Cirrhosis

Once a patient develops cirrhosis or if the patient has severe disease, symptoms and signs are more prominent. In addition to fatigue, the patient may complain of muscle weakness, poor appetite, nausea, weight loss, itching, dark urine, fluid retention, and abdominal swelling. Physical findings of cirrhosis may include

  • Enlarged liver
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Jaundice
  • Muscle wasting
  • Excoriations
  • Ascites
  • Ankle swelling.

Extrahepatic Manifestations

Complications that do not involve the liver develop in 1 to 2 percent of people with hepatitis C. The most common is cryoglobulinemia, which is marked by

  • Skin rashes, such as purpura, vasculitis, or urticaria

  • Joint and muscle aches

  • Kidney disease

  • Neuropathy

  • Cryoglobulins, rheumatoid factor, and low complement levels in serum.
(Source: excerpt from Chronic Hepatitis C Current Disease Management: NIDDK)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis C. This signs and symptoms information for Chronic Hepatitis C has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Chronic Hepatitis C signs or Chronic Hepatitis C symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Chronic Hepatitis C may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Chronic Hepatitis C symptoms.


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