The majority of people who have been infected with hepatitis C, even those who have been infected for some time may not experience any symptoms at all.

If the symptoms to act out they will include any of the following:

  • Jaundice
  • Dark Urine
  • Sore Muscles
  • Itchy Skin
  • Pain in the Belly
  • Pain in the Joints
  • Fatigue

Having a hepatitis C infection and actually do damage to your liver; its called cirrhosis. If you develop it you may experience the following:

  • Damage to both your nervous system and your brain. The medical term for this is encephalopathy and this can result in symptoms such as confusion, concentration issues and difficulty with memory.
  • Bleeding from your digestive tract and enlarged veins. The medical term for this is variceal bleeding.
  • Muscles shrinking
  • Swelling in the feet, lets and in the belly
  • If there are clusters of blood vessels that look like spiders. These may appear on your shoulders, chest or face
  • Redness of hands which is a result of expanded blood vessels

There are many health problems that are linked to cirrhosis.


The period of incubation may result in symptoms that appear after hepatitis C has already entered into your body. This incubation period is between 2 weeks and 6 months. This virus can be spread to someone else while you are infected, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.