What symptoms are typical of Viral Hepatitis C (VHC)?

The symptoms of viral hepatitis C (VHC) can vary widely, from mild to severe and some people with VHC may not have any symptoms at all. Common symptoms of VHC can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored bowel movements
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Itchy skin

In some people, these symptoms can occur within 2-12 weeks after exposure to the virus, but in others it can take several months or even years to develop symptoms. If a person has been exposed to the virus and is showing signs of hepatitis, It is important to consult a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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