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Hep C/General concern

I had an exposure from saliva rubbed into foreskin during handjob from suspect girl giving massage and hj. Unfortunatly a week later i got some symptoms. like pain in urethra at base, then some sore on my vein at base and multiple yellow filled lesions and itchy penis and a bit sore..... the yellow lesions healed faster than the other sore which scabbed over. Umm i then have had dark urine, itchy bottom of feet and back of neck... and now its been about 3 months post exposure and i have a fever with what i think is yellow bottom of the feet. Should i just go to the hospital or wait for these blood results to return by the end of next week? I found it hard to work today with fatigue that turned into a fever and jaudice. i tested negative at 9 weeks for hiv, hep abc, everything... but i have smelly urine as well, and pain in my groin at times. Is there any way to post pics of feet on here becuz im curious.

thank you for your time.
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Hepatitis c is a blood borne virus. Blood infected with hepatitis c must enter the blood stream of an uninfected person to transmit hep c.

Most people newly infected with hep c experience no symptoms. When symptoms do develop is generally after decades of infection and the symptoms are those of liver damage.

The symptoms you suscribe are not those of a new hepatitis infection.

See your doctor for a proper diagnosis.
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From the US CDC

“ How is hepatitis C spread?
Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to prepare or inject drugs. Before 1992, hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants. After that, widespread screening of the blood supply in the United States virtually eliminated this source of infection.

People can become infected with the hepatitis C virus during such activities as:

Sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to prepare or inject drugs
Needlestick injuries in health care settings
Being born to a mother who has hepatitis C
Less commonly, a person can also get hepatitis C virus through

Sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes
Having sexual contact with a person infected with the hepatitis C virus
Getting a tattoo or body piercing in an unregulated setting
Hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water.”
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Who is at risk for hepatitis C?
Some people are at increased risk for having hepatitis C, including:

Current or former injection drug users, including those who injected only once many years ago
Those born from 1945 through 1965
Recipients of clotting factor concentrates made before 1987, when less advanced methods for manufacturing those products were used
Recipients of blood transfusions or solid organ transplants prior to July 1992, before better testing of blood donors became available
Hemodialysis patients
People with known exposures to the hepatitis C virus, such as
Health care workers after needle sticks involving blood from someone who is infected with the hepatitis C virus
Recipients of blood or organs from a donor who tested positive for the hepatitis C virus
People with HIV infection
Children born to mothers infected with the hepatitis C virus
People who are incarcerated
People who use intranasal drugs
People who received body piercing or tattoos done with non-sterile instruments
683231 tn?1467323017
What are the symptoms of acute hepatitis C?
People with new (acute) hepatitis C virus infection usually do not have symptoms or have mild symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can include:

Fever
Fatigue
Dark urine
Clay-colored bowel movements
Abdominal pain
Loss of appetite
Nausea
Vomiting
Joint pain
Jaundice (yellow color in the skin or eyes)
How soon after exposure to hepatitis C virus do symptoms appear?
In those people who develop symptoms from acute infection, the average time from exposure to symptoms ranges from 2 to 12 weeks. However, most people who are infected with the hepatitis C virus do not develop symptoms.
683231 tn?1467323017
What does it mean if my pee smells strong?

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Urine doesn’t usually have a strong smell. But some foods -- especially asparagus, which has a smelly sulfur compound -- can change the odor. So can vitamin B-6 supplements. When you’re dehydrated and your pee gets very concentrated, it can smell like ammonia. If you catch a whiff of something really strong before you flush, it might also be a sign of a UTI, diabetes, a bladder infection, or metabolic diseases. Go to the doctor.
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What was the final diagnosis if you do not mind?
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The original poster hasn’t been here since this their last post from November 2019 they likely will not see your comment. But from the encounter he described he was not at risk for hepatitis c . Additionally, his symptoms are not those of an early hep c infection which in any case only  a small minority of people experience
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