Can cryoglobulinemia be a symptom of acute hepatitis c?

Hello, I’m French. Six weeks ago, I had a sexual relation with a girl who has hcv + (including anal). Two weeks later after this exposure, I’m experiencing symptoms like arthralgia, cold hands, and frequent urination. I watched on Internet and these symptoms looks like Cryoglobulinemia. Can Cryoglobulinemia be a symptom of acute hepatitis c? (Two weeks after exposure) Or, its just a long term consequence of chronic hcv? Thanks for your reply. (Sorry for my english.)


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  • shaheu
    2 months ago

    I was diagnosed in September with Hep c type 3A, over a year before dx I was having some brain fog, but that quickly increased and the ice cold hands and legs are horrible and so painful and no one can explain them or help. So I’m sorry to hear about yours, it truly is a horrid symptoms. Thanks for sharing, let me know if you have any ideas on how to treat that symptoms.

  • Cosmicat
    3 months ago

    I have had hepatitis C chronic for over 40 years and I have been experiencing many symptoms lately one of them being this severely cold to the Bone hands and I believe it is symptoms worsening in my body due to the chronic hepatitis C and I hope to get treatment very soon I feel many symptoms worsening.. that cryoglobulinemia is horrible I cannot get warm I’m wearing gloves double clothes coats and hats in the house

  • Randy moderator
    10 months ago

    @jb400

    Hi and just wanted to add a little to your question. I believe you asked if Cryoglobulinemia was a symptom of acute (first six months) hepatitis C, is that right? Well as Kim said it can certainly be an indicator that you “may” have Hep C but only chronic. You would not experience symptoms of cryo in acute phase unless of course you had it for other reasons. So no, what you’re feeling is not from an exposure two weeks ago. Have you had a HepatitisC antibody test done? I think that would be a first move if you know you’ve been at risk with a person who has chronic HCV. If it’s positive, you could be feeling ill from that. Please get tested friend and post back. Thanks! (Randy, Community Moderator)

  • Kimberly Morgan Bossley moderator
    10 months ago

    Yes it is a key factor. I was diagnosed after having hep c 46 years. I underwent treatment for this and am doing great. My prayers to your recovery and good health from here on out.
    Kim Bossley

  • Cosmicat
    3 months ago

    I have had hepatitis C chronic for over 40 years and I have been experiencing many symptoms lately one of them being this severely cold to the Bone hands and I believe it is symptoms worsening in my body due to the chronic hepatitis C and I hope to get treatment very soon I feel many symptoms worsening.. that cryoglobulinemia is horrible I cannot get warm I’m wearing gloves double clothes coats and hats in the house

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