Question: Can u live with hep C?

Outlook. The prognosis of chronic HCV is typically very good, and as treatment continues to improve, it will only get better. Most people with chronic HCV can live a normal life, providing that doctors are able to diagnose it before any liver damage or other complications occur.

Can your body fight off Hep C?

In 15-40% of persons with acute hepatitis C, the immune system successfully fights off the infection, the virus is cleared from the body within 6 months, and the liver heals completely.

Do people with Hep C die?

Chronic hepatitis C can be a lifelong infection if left untreated. Chronic hepatitis C can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver cancer, and even death.

What are the final stages of hep C?

Symptoms of end-stage liver disease may include:Easy bleeding or bruising.Persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice)Intense itching.Abdominal pain.Loss of appetite.Nausea.Swelling due to fluid buildup in your abdomen and legs.Problems with concentration and memory.

Can hep C clear itself?

Can hepatitis C go away on its own? Yes. From 15% to 20% of people with hep C clear it from their bodies without treatment. Its more likely to happen in women and people who have symptoms.

How do u know if u have hep C?

Acute hepatitis C usually goes undiagnosed because it rarely causes symptoms. When signs and symptoms are present, they may include jaundice, along with fatigue, nausea, fever and muscle aches. Acute symptoms appear one to three months after exposure to the virus and last two weeks to three months.

How do you know if your hep C is getting worse?

Symptoms of end-stage liver disease may include:Easy bleeding or bruising.Persistent or recurring yellowing of your skin and eyes (jaundice)Intense itching.Abdominal pain.Loss of appetite.Nausea.Swelling due to fluid buildup in your abdomen and legs.Problems with concentration and memory.

Is hep C an STD?

Which hepatitis is an STD? Hepatitis C: The Hepatitis C virus may be transmitted via sexual contact. However, studies have shown that such transmission is very rare. Hepatitis A, B, and C can be sexually transmitted.

Does hep C go away by itself?

Can hepatitis C go away on its own? Yes. From 15% to 20% of people with hep C clear it from their bodies without treatment. Its more likely to happen in women and people who have symptoms.

Will I always test positive for hep C?

A reactive or positive antibody test means you have been infected with the hepatitis C virus at some point in time. Once people have been infected, they will always have antibodies in their blood. This is true if they have cleared the virus, have been cured, or still have the virus in their blood.

Why is hep C embarrassing?

Embarrassment and shame: Hepatitis C gets spread through exposure to an infected persons blood. Thats the only way. Often, thats how intravenous drug users, sharing needles, spread the virus. Sometimes, it gets passed down through high-risk sex.

Should I be worried if I have hep C?

It is a good idea to see a doctor or a nurse soon after finding out you have hepatitis C. Keep seeing your doctor or nurse every 6 to 12 months to check your liver for damage. This is because even when you feel well and have no symptoms the hepatitis C virus can still be damaging your liver.

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