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Hep C Typical Symptoms-Risk?

Hi-8 days after potential exposure from a razor, I had a sinus problem which cleared up in three weeks and muscle weakness in arm and thighs-which I still have at 9 weeks! Is this typical of Hep C? I had a Hep test for ABC at 4 weeks-neg, and an HIV test at 9 weeks-Neg. Please reply-worried-Thanks
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408795 tn?1324935675
Sorry, one last question: was my negative antibody test at 4 weeks meaningless?
Thanks,
Dan
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If you tested negative, then you don't have HepC.  Nothing is meaningless as far as testing goes.  You are not infected and you can go on with your life.
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1118724 tn?1357010591
sorry missed the part where someone said it was
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Sorry, one last question: was my negative antibody test at 4 weeks meaningless?
Thanks,
Dan
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I really appreciate your replies-I'm obviously worried, but much relieved thanks to your answers. I think I'll man up and get this RNA bt PCR test. Till then, I'd like to go with Trinity's "unknown virus."  
Thanks & Happy Holidays,
Dan
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87972 tn?1322661239
Dan, the overwhelming majority of us are asymptomatic for over thirty years of infection; it’s rare to be diagnosed with HCV based on symptoms. If this potential exposure somehow causes you angst, request a ‘HCV RNA by PCR’ test.

Bill
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Symptomatic would also involve high liver enzymes in the acute stage of hepc.  Jaundice and fever can also be present.  Sinus problems and muscle weakeness isn't exactly what I would call symptomatic.  Sounds like a virus of unknown origin to me.

Trinity
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Thank you-that is helpful. I was hoping that since I was "symptomatic" the neg test at 4 weeks might be a good sign. Thoughts please?

Thanks Again,
Dan
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No, it's not typical.
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