Many infected with hepatitis C are without symptoms, and may not even be aware they’re infected. Those with symptoms may experience:
- dark urine
- abdominal pain
- loss of appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- pale bowel movements
The discomfort in your abdomen and liver area may be a dull ache or a sharp pain. Sometimes your high stomach pain may be:
- come and go
However, this erratic type pain does not necessarily mean your hepatitis C is getting worse.
When you experience hepatitis C’s dark urine, jaundice, appetite loss or abdominal pain, do your best to:
- consume a healthy diet
On the contrary, a good, balanced diet filled with fruits and veggies can lead to improved liver function and improve its overall health. Liver health is vital in combating the effects of your hepatitis C infection.
Sometimes hepatitis goes away on its own or may last your lifetime. If you experience dark urine, jaundice, appetite loss or inexplicable abdominal pain symptoms, have your liver checked out.
Hepatitis C can be treated, i.e. taking interferon.