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Author Topic: Unprotected anal sex and possible Hep C infection  (Read 9078 times)

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Offline TML1991

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Unprotected anal sex and possible Hep C infection
« on: February 06, 2015, 05:16:25 pm »
I had unprotected, receptive anal sex during a phase of mine in late August. Later that night, I came down with a fever that lasted two days. I also had a Bilirubin problem with my liver for a few days, too, which might have been from using Day/NightQuil every 8 hours. One week later, I had diarrhea, which lasted two days. From that point on, till late October, I seemed perfectly fine. However, in late October, I seemed to be developing some sort of stomach issue, as I would get nausea, and my stools got lighter, and sunk. A month later, I developed insomnia. That insomnia was terrible. I literally didn't get any sleep at all some nights. Then, I got a form of it that wakes me up every night between 1-4 AM, sometimes later. I then started getting more symptoms, such as tingling and increased urination that lasted for a few days, as well as joint pain that is quite rare, thus far. Around that time I also developed a strange arm and foot odor that a friend said was similar to alcohol. Over the last four weeks, my tongue has looked white in the back of it, with barely visible bumps, and I had an occasional bitter taste in my mouth for no known reason two nights. I also have mild constipation. Can Hepatitis C cause these types of problems in only three months? This makes me worried that I might have gotten the virus. I got tested five days after that happened. But was too nervous to do a follow up test. However, I did get an HIV test that came back negative, yesterday. Could hepatitis C cause these problems? And is it possible to have hep C without jaundice?
« Last Edit: February 06, 2015, 05:23:58 pm by TML1991 »

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Unprotected anal sex and possible Hep C infection
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 02:58:42 am »

What are the symptoms of acute Hepatitis C?
Approximately 70%–80% of people with acute Hepatitis C do not have any symptoms. Some people, however, can have mild to severe symptoms soon after being infected, including

•Loss of appetite
•Abdominal pain
•Dark urine
•Clay-colored bowel movements
•Joint pain
•Jaundice (yellow color in the skin or eyes)

If you are concerned get tested in 6 months.

I suggest if you have concerns after doing things do not do them again then no worries. In other words do not have unprotected sex then you will have no worries.

Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!


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