really scared, that i might have caught hepatitis virus. help me plz.

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   Posted 2/17/2017 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
ok, dear users of this forum, first of all i want to apologize because of my english and for a big amount of text, that you are going to see.

i am 28 years old male, living in moscow, Russia. here is my problem. i am scared, that i might have caught hepatitis virus and here is why:

three months ago I visited a paid medical central (not goverment clinic, but a paid licensed medical central). i get there to have a quick hiv test. so after nerse took my blood sample and eventually i got my result (which was negative) i got home and then I headed to wrestling jym.

i dont know why, but after that blood test i was scared that nerse might have used not sterile needle and i might have got hepatitis now (because she didnt even whiped my elbow with alchohol pad for sterilizing, and because i turned my head away, cuz i didnt wanna to see process). then i got home and a couple of hours later i headed to my wrestling jym (i am also scared, that my have caught virus trought fresh needle wound inside my jym).

but now i am regretting that i even decideed for that hiv test.�after that day, i started to realize that my poop is no longer brown color, its was yellow. I recognized that my pee is now brownish. I've read a lot on internet about those symptoms and almost everywhere it was said that those symptoms belong to hepatitis. so i got really scared, and month after i made a biochemical blood test, and here is my results:�

billirubin - 19.1

alt - 15

ast - 22

then 11 weeks latter i made ultrasound and everything was ok eith my organs.

then 3 months latter (exacly 89 (almost 13 weeks)days ) after that incident i got my blood checked for anti-hcv and hbs-ag and it was all negative.

but i still feel like i have all the symptoms:

yellow poop, dark yellow colour urine (but i have no jaudince, my skin colour is ok), fatigue (but my appetite is ok), feeling discomfort under right rib (not heavy or anithing, and no pain, just discomfort), 2 days ago i started to feel joint pain in my elbows and also I recognized lichen planus on my ankle (which is also considered as one of hepatitis symptoms).

so now, i have to thanks everyone, who has readed this far.

and here is ny questions:

- is there a risk cathing the virus in my situation (unsure in how sterile was needle, aldo it was a licensed place + went to wrestling class 2-3hours after needle injection with no tape on my arm)

- 3 monts is enought for anti-hcv total test to be sure in result ?

- should i be aware of those symptoms ? can heoatitis c create all those symptoms in so short oeriod of time ?

- how much i was at risk in my situation ?

i wish you all a good health and a happy life.

ppm guy
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   Posted 2/17/2017 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
3 months is enough time for a positive hcv antibody test. most hep c infections are asymptomatic for years. hbv also will show in that timeframe.
you can retest again, if you still feel anxious.

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   Posted 2/17/2017 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Take a deep breath. Re-test as ppm guy said. Hugs.

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