Question: Can you live a normal life with Hep C?

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.

How long does hep C take to damage liver?

On average it takes about twenty years for significant liver scarring to develop. The symptoms experienced and the damage done to the liver vary dramatically from person to person. Some people will have few, if any, symptoms for many years.

Can you live with hep C without treatment?

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.

Do most people recover from hep C?

Summary: Twenty to fifty percent of HCV infected patients recovers spontaneously. Scientists have investigated 67 spontaneously recovered patients and found that co-infection by hepatitis B virus is associated with a higher possibility of self recovery.

How do you know what stage of Hep C you have?

stage 1: mild fibrosis without walls of scarring. stage 2: mild to moderate fibrosis with walls of scarring. stage 3: bridging fibrosis or scarring that has spread to different parts of the liver but no cirrhosis. stage 4: severe scarring, or cirrhosis.

Can Hep C come back after successful treatment?

Its possible, but rare, for hepatitis C infection to reappear after apparently successful treatment. Relapses usually occur in the first few months after blood testing to confirm that the virus is no longer detectable. Sometimes, however, a relapse becomes evident much later.

What are the last 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 you donate blood if you have been cured of Hep C?

No, you cannot donate blood if you ever had hepatitis C, even if you spontaneously cleared the virus or if you were successfully cured with medication.

What are the symptoms of end stage 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.

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