What is viral hepatitis symptoms?
Symptoms of hepatitis can include: fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, light-colored stools, joint pain, and jaundice.
What is the meaning of HCV positive?
What does a reactive HCV antibody test result mean? ► A reactive or positive antibody test means you have been infected with the hepatitis C virus at some point in time. ► Once people have been infected, they will always have antibodies in their blood.
What are the early warning signs of hep C?
Signs and symptoms include:
- Bleeding easily.
- Bruising easily.
- Poor appetite.
- Yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Dark-colored urine.
- Itchy skin.
- Fluid buildup in your abdomen (ascites)
Is viral hepatitis serious?
The hepatitis B, C, and D viruses can cause acute and chronic, or long-lasting, infections. Chronic hepatitis occurs when your body isn’t able to fight off the hepatitis virus and the virus does not go away. Chronic hepatitis can lead to complications such as cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer link.
Can you cure viral hepatitis?
There is no cure, but treatment can help manage the condition. The CDC estimate that in the U.S., around 862,000 people are currently living with hepatitis B. The virus can transmit through: having unprotected sexual intercourse.
Is hep C serious?
How serious is chronic hepatitis C? Chronic hepatitis C can be a serious disease resulting in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death. It is the most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States.
What’s worse hepatitis B or C?
While hepatitis C tends to get more attention and research funding, hepatitis B is considerably more common and causes more liver-related cancer and death worldwide than hepatitis C. Combined, chronic hepatitis B and C account for approximately 80% of the world’s liver cancer cases.