What is the difference between acute and chronic Hepatitis C?

The term acute means that the virus has been present in the blood for less than six months. The term chronic means that a person has had the illness for more than six (6) months. If a patient has chronic HCV the virus will probably be with them throughout their life.

What are the symptoms?

Many people with hepatitis C don’t have symptoms. However, some people with hepatitis C feel like they have the flu.

So, you might:

Feel tired
Feel sick to your stomach
Have a fever
Not want to eat
Have stomach pain
Have diarrhea

Some people have:

Dark yellow urine
Light-colored stools
Yellowish eyes and skin
If you have symptoms, or think you might have Hepatitis C, go to a doctor.