Hepatitis C

About- Hepatitis C (Hep C) is a serious acute or chronic viral infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that causes inflammation and infection of the liver.

Symptoms-
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Abdominal pain or discomfort
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Ascites
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Easy bleeding and bruising
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Confusion
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Dark urine
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Drowsiness
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Fatigue
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Fever
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Itchy skin
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Jaundice
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Joint pain
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Loss of appetite or poor appetite
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Nausea and Vomiting
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Slurred speech
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Spider-like blood vessels on the skin (spider angiomas)
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Swelling in the legs
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Unintended weight loss  

Causes-

Hepatitis C (Hep C) infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus. It can be transmitted through:
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Blood transfusions
Hepatitis C (Hep C) From an infected mother to a newborn baby
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Needles sharing
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Organ transplants
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Personal item sharing like razors or toothbrushes
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Tattoo, body piercing, or medical or dental treatment in an unhygienic environment with unsterilized equipment
Hepatitis C (Hep C) Through an unprotected sex  

Specialists to visit

Gastroenterologist Infectious Disease Doctor
Gastroenterologist Hepatologist
Gastroenterologist Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterologist General Physician

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.who.int
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://liverfoundation.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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