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When To Call Your Doctor

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Know when to call a doctor - Hepatitis C for Patients

You don't need to panic every time you have a headache or feel tired. But if a symptom is concerning you or is not going away, it is always best to have your doctor check it out, even if it doesn't feel like a big deal. The earlier you see a doctor when you have unusual symptoms, the better off you are likely to be.

While you are being treated for hepatitis C, call your health care provider if you:

  • are extremely short of breath or are dizzy
  • have discomfort in your chest area
  • notice changes in your vision
  • have swelling in your legs, feet, or ankles
  • have diarrhea for more than 48 hours, or have blood in the stool
  • have a skin rash or unusual skin reaction around the injection sites
  • have a fever or other sign of infection that lasts more than 48 hours
  • are extremely tired (fatigued)