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Introduction

Each person will experience hepatitis C differently, having some, many, or no symptoms at all. Symptoms vary and their severity and intensity may rise and fall over time.

It is therefore important to have an ongoing relationship with a qualified health practitioner who is knowledgeable about hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C can also compromise the immune system so that other underlying health problems may begin to reveal themselves or become more debilitating.

Common Symptoms

The symptoms of hepatitis C may mask the symptoms of other emerging health problems.

It is important for people with hepatitis C to be aware of how they are feeling and to consult their doctor or other health practitioner if they have any new symptoms.

  • Flu like symptoms: alternate chills and fevers
  • Pain in the liver region
  • Tiredness: chronic fatigue or sudden attacks of exhaustion
  • Night sweats
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Nausea/indigestion
  • Increased perspiration
  • Poor concentration and forgetfulness
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Itching and skin problems
  • Depression, irritability, mood swings
  • Adverse reactions to alcohol
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
Information line
For help and further information please call the LiverLine
LiverWELL, trading as Hepatitis Victoria is the peak community organisation working across the state for people affected by, or at risk of, liver disease and viral hepatitis.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We welcome people from all cultures, nationalities and religions. Being inclusive and providing equitable services is our commitment.