If you have active HCV infection, you might have a mild fever, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of appetite, nausea, and stomach discomfort. You can experience this with almost any viral infection, so it is not a strong clue that you have hepatitis.
To determine that you may have a hepatitis C infection now or had one in the past, collect a blood sample and send it to a testing laboratory for analysis or a qualitative test. So that you may find out whether or not you may have this infection, not how advanced your disease is.
Hepatitis C infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that causes liver disease.
If someone is infected with HCV, he should take steps to avoid spreading the disease to others. At least 8 out of 10 people with acute hepatitis C develop chronic liver infection, and 2 to 3 out of 10 develop cirrhosis. A small number of people may also develop liver cancer. Hepatitis C infection is the number 1 cause for liver transplantation in the US.