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Does anyone know if having a dry mouth, discoloration on your tongue or feeling like u have the crawlies on ur skin are signs of the virus?
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179856 tn?1333547362
No they are not.
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1747881 tn?1546175878
What are the signs and symptoms of acute HCV infection?

Persons with newly acquired HCV infection usually are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms that are unlikely to prompt a visit to a health care professional. When symptoms occur, they can include

    Fever
    Fatigue
    Dark urine
    Clay-colored stool
    Abdominal pain
    Loss of appetite
    Nausea
    Vomiting
    Joint pain
    Jaundice

How soon after exposure to HCV do symptoms appear?

In those persons who do develop symptoms, the average time period from exposure to symptom onset is 4–12 weeks (range: 2–24 weeks).

What are the signs and symptoms of chronic HCV infection?

Most persons with chronic HCV infection are asymptomatic. However, many have chronic liver disease, which can range from mild to severe, including cirrhosis and liver cancer. Chronic liver disease in HCV-infected persons is usually insidious, progressing slowly without any signs or symptoms for several decades. In fact, HCV infection is often not recognized until asymptomatic persons are identified as HCV-positive when screened for blood donation or when elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT, a liver enzyme) levels are detected during routine examinations.

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/HCVfaq.htm#c5

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/Hep-C-question/show/2085735#post_9883624

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Hepatitis-C/Please-help-answer-these-/show/2087099#post_9890334
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317787 tn?1473358451
Hello there, while the people above have answered your question; I wanted to say that I understand that while you tested positive for the virus (back in January), your viral load test revealed your body was able to clear it.
I don't know why your doctor told  you to be retested yearly.
To me that would cause an awful lot of anxiety when none is needed
Take Care
Dee
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