8 Early Symptoms: Could You Have Hepatitis C?
March 1, 2016
Hepatitis C Test
Being aware of its early symptoms can urge someone who may feel like they have a mild case of the flu to request a Hepatitis C test by their doctor. Discovering Hepatitis C while still in its acute phase can save years of suffering with chronic liver disease and could even be a lifesaver. However, the vague nature of Hepatitis C’s early symptoms results in diagnosing Hepatitis C in its acute phase a rarity.
The more realistic reason for requesting a Hepatitis C test is recognizing exposure to potentially contaminated blood. Thus, sharing intravenous needles, accidentally getting stuck by a needle in a healthcare setting or receiving a tattoo or piercing in an unlicensed, unsterile environment is best followed up by a Hepatitis C test. If both scenarios apply – exposure to potentially contaminated blood and then feeling ill several weeks later, then a doctor visit is definitely in order.
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