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A person can be infected for years without having symptoms of hepatitis C. During that time, their liver is being damaged.
Prior to a hepatitis C diagnosis, patients may develop symptoms such as joint and muscle pain and possible disorders like cryoglobulinemia.
A majority of patients who have hepatitis C virus are unaware they have it. Patients may show symptoms long before they are diagnosed.
Aspirin is an effective pain reliever, but taking it comes with potential risks as well as benefits.
People with HIV and hepatitis C virus, as well as those who are coinfected with both viruses, report high levels of joint pain.
People who have chronic hepatitis C, and are aware of it, can take steps to slow disease progression and help the liver resist damage.
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