If you have Hepatitis C, you may not show visible signs and symptoms right away. It is quite common for many Hepatitis C patients do not manifest anything noticeable, so it is not reliable to rely on those to tell if you have been infected.

Symptoms of Hepatitis C

But, once symptoms do develop and pop up, here are what they usually are:

- itchiness

- darker-colored urine

- abdominal pains

- joint pains

- fatigue

- sore muscles

- yellowing of the eyes or skin, a condition known as jaundice


Symptoms of Hepatitis in the late stages

Those that are in the later stages of Hepatitis C may suffer from serious damage in their livers and will exhibit the following:

- swelling of the feet, legs, and abdomen

- variceal bleeding, which refers to the bleeding in the digestive tract due to enlarged veins

- redness on the palms of the hands

- muscle shrinking

- clusters of blood vessels on the chest, face, and shoulders that look like small, red spiders

- severe damage to the brain and other parts of the nervous system, which is a condition known as encephalopathy

- memory loss- concentration problems

To avoid all these, it is best to get tested for Hepatitis C and not wait for the symptoms to show up. Use STD Rapid Test Kits' rapid Hepatitis C home test kit for efficient Hepatitis C testing.