Had no physical issues, had always been very healthy. Was confirming that my Hep B status was indeed immune and non-contagious and the doc threw in a test for Hep C without mentioning it, just added it to the list of things to get done at the lab and I didn't notice. So a heck of a shock to come back with good news for Hep B .... and shocking news on Hep C. My doc has always gone that extra measure and good he did.
A routine pap and physical from my gyno.I told her I was tired all the time.She is the one that discovered the Hep c antibodies.I have been telling my GP for quite some time that I was tired all the time,you would think he would have picked up on it-Go figure !!!!I knew something was not right when I was called into her office.......
I had a major esophageal bleed and was rushed to the hospital. That's how I found out.
Blisters on my hands. Turned out to be Porphyria Cutanea Tarda which is an extra hepatic manifestation of hepc. Even with late stage liver disease I was very healthy and asymptomatic prior to diagnosis of PCT.
Just a regular old physical. My diagnosis is a weird little chain of events though, that worked in my favor.
Just after New Year's, I returned to the gym with the usual New Year's resolutions. I overdid it, and was really sore the next few days - I mean almost unable to walk sore. Turns out my physical was a few days later, and my lab results showed my AST sky high from the muscle injury.
One thing led to another, and a few weeks later, the dx was confirmed.
So, a gym visit put the doctor on the track. Sure glad I went to work out that day. It may have added 20 years to my life. Ya just never know.
Same as Trin, huge liquid filled blisters on my hands.