I find the insight shared on this site to be both informative and valuable - so, thanks in advance.
I had mild symptoms 1 1/2 to 2 weeks after possible exposure -- went to doctor at 2 1/2 weeks after possible exposure. (this was 6 weeks ago)
Found a trace of bilirubin in my urine - took blood. Blood came back negative for Hep A,B,C and "normal" liver and kidney function. He mentioned staying away from tylenol for a while. My symptoms have not gotten worse - they come and go.
Two quick questions: given the bilirubin (which is causing most of my anxiety), if there were symptoms -- would my body have produced the antibodies associated with Hep B/C in that time? I realize 2 1/2 weeks is relatively early for conclusive blood tests - is 2 1/2 weeks too early for symptoms as well?
I think you should direct your question to the STD board because most of the people here are dealing with chronic infections of unknown origin. We were always symptomatic. I don't know of any acute patients here. If they're here, they're very quiet.
The STD community is very knowledgeable about testing parameters...even if yours wasn't an sexual exposure.
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