HEPATITIS C WARNING SIGNS: WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR
A viral infection that causes inflammation of liver that leads to liver inflammation.
If you're experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
During the acute phase (first 6 months after infection) most persons show no symptoms or might experience a mild illness.
During the chronic phase the symptoms include:
- Jaundice (yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes)
- Easy bruising and bleeding
- Darkcolored urine, lightcolored stools
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Ascites (accumulation of fluid and swelling of the abdominal cavity)
- Starshaped vein pattern developing on the swollen belly
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- The common cause of HCV infection is through contact with the blood of an infected person
- The risk factors include:
- Reuse of injecting instruments
- Unprotected sex
- Sharing toothbrushes, scissors and razors
- The transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products
- Tattooing and body piercing
- Infected mother to baby, during pregnancy
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