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Hepatitis C is a blood-borne viral disease which can cause liver inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread by blood-to-blood contact with an infected person's blood. Many people with HCV infection have no symptoms and are unaware of the need to seek treatment. Hepatitis C infects an estimated 150-200 million people worldwide.

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swollen lymph nodes?

Does any one eles with hep c ever have a swollen lymph node or gland under their armpit. It is tender and just noticed today.

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deleted_user

Yes Deb, I have experienced this side effect. But it cleared up after a few days.
Mckenzie
Mckenzie

Hi Debbie,
Hope you had a good Holiday weekend.

The most common cause of swollen lymph
nodes is an infection, particularly viral infections such as the common cold.
However, there are other types of infection, including parasitic and bacterial, and other possible swollen lymph node causes.

In your case the cause is hep c.

I strongly suggest that you tell your gi whenever you see him next.

Not much else to say, except it's a sign of infection.

Mckenzie
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