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What are the symptoms of hepatitis C in its early stages?

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The symptoms are similar to those of the flu. They may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor appetite
  • Stomach pain and nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle and joint pain

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians.

WebMD Medical Reference: "Hepatitis C," "Hepatitis B," "Combination antiviral therapy for hepatitis C."

Manual of Family Practice.

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

Medscape: “Cutaneous Manifestations of Hepatitis C.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hepatitis C.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians.

WebMD Medical Reference: "Hepatitis C," "Hepatitis B," "Combination antiviral therapy for hepatitis C."

Manual of Family Practice.

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

Medscape: “Cutaneous Manifestations of Hepatitis C.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hepatitis C.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 14, 2018

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