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Hepatitis C - Digestive Health

Hepatitis C is a viral liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease. HCV is a leading reason for chronic liver disease.

Seventy percent of people with HCV may go on to develop chronic liver disease.

The Digestive Health Program works closely with the UK Liver Transplant Program to offer comprehensive care. The program is nationally recognized by the United Network of Organ Sharing and the University Hospital Consortium for maintaining excellent outcomes.

  • Symptoms

    The following are the most common symptoms for hepatitis C. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

    • Loss of appetite
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Vague stomach pain
    • Jaundice - yellowing of the skin and eyes
    • Fever
    • Dark yellow urine
    • Light-colored stool
    • Muscle and joint pain
  • Resources

    Hepatitis C Patient/Family Support Group 
    Third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. 
    Contact Bonnie Hafley, RN, at 859-258-4992 for more information

  • Videos

    Hepatitis C video overview

    This is a four-part video series discussing the definition, diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis C by UK HealthCare professionals.

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

    Part 4