Hepatitis (HEP-ah-TY-tis) makes your liver swell and stops it from working right.
You need a healthy liver. The liver does many things to keep you alive. The liver fights infections and stops bleeding. It removes drugs and other poisons from your blood. The liver also stores energy for when you need it.
Hepatitis C is a virus and spreads by contact with an infected persons blood.
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.