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Late Symptoms of Hepatitis C

Specific Late Symptoms of Hepatitis C

When the liver becomes badly damaged with cirrhosis, and liver failure occurs, a person may experience several late symptoms of hepatitis C, including:
 
  • Fluid buildup in the stomach area and legs
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Slowed mental function
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Itchy skin
  • Personality changes
  • Coma or death.
     
When liver failure occurs in a person with hepatitis C, they may also develop:
 

Late Symptoms of Hepatitis C: Summary

It is important to know that the hepatitis C virus, or HCV, can affect you much differently than it does someone else. For example, some people have very bad cirrhosis and late symptoms of hepatitis C after many years of having hepatitis C, while others have very few scars. Of the people who have the virus for 20 years, approximately 20 percent (1 out of 5 patients) will have severe scarring, or cirrhosis, in their liver. Once cirrhosis develops, the person is at risk for many life-threatening complications of hepatitis C liver disease.
 

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