Hepatitis C is a common hepatitis infection that is caused by the Hepatitis C virus. It attacks the liver and brings about various problems and complications. 

Types of Hepatitis C

There are two types of Hepatitis C --- acute Hepatitis C and chronic Hepatitis C.

According to health reports, approximately 70% to 80% of those afflicted with acute Hepatitis C do not manifest any visible signs or symptoms. But, if these signs do pop up, expect them to appear after about two weeks or around six months after initial exposure to the virus. 

Here are the usual warning signs of Hepatitis C:

  • Jaundice (the yellowing of the skin and/or the eyes)
  • Sore muscles
  • Dark urine
  • Exhaustion or feeling very tired for no reason
  • Nausea
  • Itchy skin
  • Stomach pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sore muscles

The moment these symptoms occur, it is important to get a Hepatitis C test to appropriately diagnose the infection. Failure to do so might lead to various severe complications that can seriously damage your liver and even lead to death.

You can use a rapid Hepatitis C test kit to be able to conduct the Hepatitis C testing on your own, at home, whenever you prefer, and get highly accurate test results in as fast as 15 minutes.