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If I have 1 exclusive sexual partner but slept with 1 other person 8 years ago, Could Hepatitis C just now show up? About a month ago I started feeling weak, feverish, headache. After close to 3 weeks I went to my dr. She ran some tests and showed something abnormal regarding my liver. She submitted further bloodwork on the liver and told me I have Hepatitus C. She also said on annual bloodwork done annually nothing was abnormal. Could this possibly be something like Mono?
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Hi,
There are many reasons for abnormal liver functions like hepatitis, alcohol, drugs like tylenol, fatty liver as in daibetics and obese patients.
Since you said there was nothing abnormal on annual blood work. It is possible that you have got the virus recently which is the most likely cause of these abnormal liver functions.
However this needs to be confirmed by ELISA and PCR testing if not done already.
Mono can cause abnormal liver function tests but the prominent feature is lymphnode enlargement in the neck.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 8 years ago
since HCV and mono both can cause inflammation of the liver. the serology testing is diagnostic and can differentiate between both. since you said you have proved to be positive for hepatitis C so this would be the cause.
if you are still in doubt You could also get tests for mono done and if they prove to be negative, this will confirm the suscpicion.

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