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  1. Hepatitis C - Other Treatment

    Some people seek out complementary medicines or alternative ways to treat their hepatitis C.

  2. Hepatitis C Guide - Cause

    Learn more about hepatitis C and how it spreads.

  3. Hepatitis C - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat hepatitis C.

  4. Hepatitis C Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn about hepatitis C risk factors.

  5. Liver Function Tests

    These blood tests are used to determine whether your liver is damaged or inflamed. Although these tests help your doctor evaluate how well your liver is working, they do not confirm hepatitis C.Tests that assess liver functionYour doctor may do tests to measure your levels of certain chemicals produced by the liver. These tests can help your doctor know how well your liver is working. Tests may ..

  6. Hepatitis C Guide - Symptoms

    Learn about the two forms of hepatitis C and their symptoms.

  7. Hepatitis C Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when you should call a doctor about hepatitis C.

  8. Physical Exam for Hepatitis C - Topic Overview

    Your doctor will do a physical exam to look for signs of hepatitis C infection. The exam will include:Taking your temperature to see whether you have a fever.Feeling the upper part of your belly to see whether your liver or spleen is enlarged.Feeling the glands in your neck, under your arms, and in your groin to see whether they are swollen.Your doctor also may check for the following signs of advanced liver disease:Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice)Appearance of clusters of blood vessels just below the skin that look like tiny red spiders. These usually appear on the chest and shoulders.Redness on the palms of the hands caused by expansion of small blood vessels Fluid in the bellySwelling of the legs and feet Varicose veins spreading out from the navel

  9. Hepatitis C Guide - Health Tools

    An interactive tool to help with decisions about hepatitis C.

  10. Hepatitis C Guide - Surgery

    If chronic hepatitis C damages your liver so severely that it no longer works well, you may need a liver transplant to extend your life.

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