Are there always symptoms of Hepatitis C?

“Are there always symptoms of Hepatitis C? How long after exposure do symptoms occur?”

A: “Hepatitis C infection usually produces no signs or symptoms during its earliest stages. When signs and symptoms do occur, they’re generally mild and flu-like and may include fatigue, fever, nausea or poor appetite, muscle and joint pains or tenderness in the area of your liver. More serious symptoms may take 15 years or more to occur. If you think you may have been exposed to Hepatitis C contact your health care provider to be tested.”