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What are the symptoms of hepatitis C?

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What are the symptoms of hepatitis C?

The symptoms of hepatitis C infection are often very mild. Most people can carry the virus for years and not notice any symptoms. The most common symptoms are vague abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and joint pains. Even if you do not have any symptoms, hepatitis C can be a serious illness. Over time, it can cause other health problems, such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Finally, because it stays in your body, you can give hepatitis C to someone else.