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This is caused by the build up of bilirubin in your body. Bilirubin is normally removed by your liver and when your liver is having problems -- in your case from Hep C -- it can not get rid of this compound and it builds up in your body.
About 70% of patients with hepatitis C who develop jandice, as you have, end up with chronic liver disease with a variable percentage of these patients requiring liver transplantation.
So. To directly answer your question: This means your liver is pretty sick. If you are not already under the care of a liver specialist, you should be.
Does this make sense to you?
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