What are the Signs & Symptoms of Hepatitis C?
Most people (about 70% – 80%) with an acute Hepatitis C infection do not experience any symptoms or show signs of the infection. If Hepatitis C symptoms do occur, they usually appear within two weeks to six months after being exposed to the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). If you do develop symptoms related to Hepatitis C, they’re generally mild and flu-like and may include:
Feeling very tired
Nausea or poor appetite
A yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes, called jaundice.
HCV RNA can be detected in blood within 1–3 weeks after exposure. The average time from exposure to antibody to HCV (anti-HCV) seroconversion is 8–9 weeks, and anti-HCV can be detected in >97% of persons by 6 months after exposure.
Here is some advice from MedHelp.org on what Hep C is and how it's transmitted, which includes a list of symptoms. http://www.medhelp.org/hepatitis-c/articles/What-Is-Hepatitis-C/2251
As people with this disease often don't show symptoms for many years, trying to diagnose by symptoms is tricky. It's a good thing you're getting tested.