I had hep C close to 30yrs and never had a symptom. Most people don't have them. I went to give blood, thats how I found out.
The best indicators of a hepatitic c infection are the results of very specific lab tests. If in doubt....test.
Symptoms commonly reported by persons with hepatitis C include:
Indigestion - gastrointestinal reflux disorder
Irritable Bowel syndrome
Muscle and joint pain
Myalgia is muscle pain or aching
Depression, mood swings
Fatigue - mild to severe
Numbness in extremities
Mental confusion / 'brain fog
Dizziness & peripheral vision problems
Shortness of Breath
Loss of appetite
Female Problems (irregular menses, severe PMS)
Yellowing of the Skin Jaundice
Loss of Libido
Swelling of the lymph nodes
I have had Hep now for close to 20 yrs, and did not start having symptoms till I reached stage 3 of this liver beast! Now I have the symptoms some not all as copyman described.
Just to clarify, the list I posted are symptoms you "can" have. Not everyone will have these symptoms. Some will have none, some a few.
Like a few others posted, they had no symptoms. That is why this disease is so nasty and hard to eradicate. It is sneaky and reproduces at such a fast pace.
Eventually the battle that goes on between your immune system and HCV will cause you to feel symptoms. The most common being fatigue & joint pain.
You hit it straight on , the fatigue and joint pain are the worse!!!