Physical Symptoms of Hepatitis C
In the early stages of the disease, most people do not have any physical signs or symptoms of hepatitis C. However, if symptoms are present, they can include:
- Nausea or loss of appetite
- Feeling tired
- Stomach pain
- Dull pain or a feeling of heaviness on the right side.
Yellowing of the skin (jaundice) or dark urine are also possible hepatitis C symptoms.
If cirrhosis of the liver develops, additional physical symptoms of hepatitis C can include things like weakness, weight loss, and spider-like blood vessels that develop on the skin.
(Click Hepatitis C Symptoms for more detailed information about how the hepatitis C virus damages liver cells, the percentage of people who will develop cirrhosis of the liver, and the potential symptoms and complications of liver failure.)