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Hepatitis C (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call your health-care professional if the affected individual experiences any of the following: 

  • Nausea and vomiting that does not go away in 1-2 days.
  • The skin or eyes turn yellow, or the urine is dark-brownish in color.
  • Pain in the abdomen (belly).
  • The affected individual thinks he or she may have been exposed to someone with hepatitis or think that you might be at risk for any reason.
  • The person has other medical problems and think that they might have hepatitis.

If a health-care professional cannot be reached, and the person has any of the following symptoms, he or she should be taken to an emergency department without delay.

  • Vomiting and cannot keep down any fluids.
  • Has severe pain or high fever.
  • Becomes confused, delirious, or difficult to awaken.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/5/2014
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