Hepatitis C is characteristically asymptomatic, meaning most people who are infected by the hepatitis C virus do not immediately know it or show symptoms. Symptoms vary by individual, but can include:
- Nausea or abdominal pain
- Dark or discolored urine
- Loss of appetite
- Jaundice (yellow color in the skin or eyes)
- Grey-colored stool
- Joint pain
If symptoms aren’t recognized and chronic hepatitis C infection isn’t treated, the virus will stay in the body and begin to slowly damage the liver.
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