Quick & Confidential STD Testing - STDcheck.com!
1-800-456-2323 24/7 Support My Account
Your selected location is {[ myLocation.center.title || myLocation.center.name || myLocation.center.lab_title ]} at {[ myLocation.center.address ]} {[ myLocation.center.city ]}, {[ myLocation.center.state ]} {[ myLocation.center.zip || myLocation.center.zipcode ]}
You have selected In-Home Collection.

Hepatitis C Symptoms

STD Test Pricing

Fast, Private & Affordable
Our panels are carefully designed by our physicians to provide you with complete peace of mind.

See Prices & Packages
STD Test Recommender

What should I get tested for?
Find out what test is right for you using our personalized Test Recommender.

Get Recommendation

Most common hepatitis C symptoms

  • No symptoms
  • Everything feels normal

Less common hepatitis C symptoms

  • Flu-like symptom
  • Stomach pain
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Clay-colored bowel movements
  • Dark colored urine

Is there a way to know if I have hepatitis C?

It is possible to have hepatitis C and not know it. Approximately 80 percent of individuals with hepatitis C infections do not experience any symptoms. According to the CDC, an estimated 2.7 million people in the United States have chronic (long-term) hepatitis C infections. Getting tested for hepatitis C and other STDs is often the only way to know if you are infected. Many people living unknowingly with hepatitis C only find out when they are getting routine bloodwork or are donating blood.

Acute hepatitis C symptoms often feel like the flu

People with acute hepatitis C infections may experience flu-like symptoms within 2 weeks to 6 months after the initial infection. Symptoms of acute hepatitis C include:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Itchiness
  • Fever
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Darkening of urine
  • Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
  • Clay-colored bowel movements

Chronic hepatitis C

Being diagnosed with a chronic or long-term hepatitis C infection typically means you have had hepatitis C for longer than six months. Most people with chronic hepatitis C are able to live symptom-free for up to 20 or 30 years. According to the CDC, over time 75-85 individuals out of 100 will develop a chronic infection. Out of the same 100, 60-70 individuals with hepatitis C will develop chronic liver disease; 5-20 will develop cirrhosis over a 20-30 span; and 1-5 will die from the consequences of a chronic infection like cirrhosis or liver cancer.