Question: What Causes Hep C Flare Ups?

What are the symptoms of end stage hep C?

Symptoms of end-stage liver disease may include:Easy bleeding or bruising.Persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice)Intense itching.Abdominal pain.Loss of appetite.Nausea.Swelling due to fluid buildup in your abdomen and legs.Problems with concentration and memory..

What causes Hep C to return?

Relapses usually occur in the first few months after blood testing to confirm that the virus is no longer detectable. Sometimes, however, a relapse becomes evident much later. Although the exact cause of relapse is unknown, the remote possibility that the infection may return is further reason not to drink.

Can you donate blood if you are cured of Hep C?

No, you cannot donate blood if you ever had hepatitis C, even if you spontaneously cleared the virus or if you were successfully cured with medication.

How do you feel after Hep C treatment?

Poor concentration, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, slow movement and depression may be present in people with hepatic encephalopathy. For people living with hepatitis C, improvement in the quality of life after treatment is an important outcome.

What can you take for pain if you have hep C?

A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen (Advil) may be enough to relieve joint pain symptoms. Prescription medications for treating hepatitis C-related joint inflammation are also among the drugs prescribed to people with rheumatoid arthritis.

What does hep C pain feel like?

Many chronic HCV sufferers also complain of getting aches and pains. Large numbers get sharp pains over the liver (found in the upper right corner of the abdomen) which can sometimes be very alarming. These pains are not necessarily connected with severe liver disease.

Can you clear hep C on your own?

Like the human papillomavirus (HPV), early acute hepatitis C can clear on its own without treatment; this happens about 25 percent of the time. However, it’s more likely that the virus will remain in your body longer than six months, at which point it’s considered to be chronic hepatitis C infection.

Can Hep C make you gain weight?

Sometimes HCV can cause the immune system to mistakenly attack or damage thyroid tissue. This may lead to either: hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), which can cause sleep disorders and weight loss. hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), which can cause fatigue and weight gain.

How long does Hep C take to damage liver?

On average it takes about twenty years for significant liver scarring to develop. The symptoms experienced and the damage done to the liver vary dramatically from person to person. Some people will have few, if any, symptoms for many years.

What are the stages of Hep C?

stage 1: mild fibrosis without walls of scarring. stage 2: mild to moderate fibrosis with walls of scarring. stage 3: bridging fibrosis or scarring that has spread to different parts of the liver but no cirrhosis. stage 4: severe scarring, or cirrhosis.

Can Hep C symptoms come and go?

Your healthcare provider can determine if they are associated with your hepatitis C. Many symptoms come and go on their own. For troublesome and/or persistent problems, there are things you and your healthcare provider can do to either make them go away, or make them easier to live with.

Can Hep C go away?

Can hepatitis C go away on its own? Yes. From 15% to 20% of people with hep C clear it from their bodies without treatment. It’s more likely to happen in women and people who have symptoms.

Can you have hep C for 40 years and not know it?

Millions of people who are infected do not. Although she has been carrying the virus in her blood for 40 years, she is only now beginning to notice symptoms, including headache, fatigue, and joint pain. That delay between infection and onset is typical of hepatitis C, which can lie dormant in the body for decades.

How long can you have Hep C without knowing?

Some people may develop hepatitis C symptoms within two weeks of infection. Others might experience a longer delay before noticing symptoms. It could take from 6 months to 10 years or more before someone with the virus becomes aware of any symptoms.