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Gestation Calculator

This calculator has been designed to give you an idea of the treatment options available to you*. If you decide to have an abortion with Marie Stopes UK, one of our nurses will give a more approximate gestation date during your appointment by way of a scan.
*Please note that this online calculator will only give you an estimated gestation based on the details you have provided.

Please select the first day of your last menstrual period.

 

 

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is one of the hepatitis viruses that causes inflammation of the liver.

How do I get hepatitis C?

You can become infected with hepatitis C if you come into contact with blood or body fluids of an infected person. It is usually transmitted through blood to blood contact, unprotected sex, or exposure to other infected body fluids at work. In the UK, the most common way of getting hepatitis C is through sharing needles.

How do I know if I have hepatitis C?

In most cases, there are few symptoms to hepatitis C until the liver has already been seriously damaged. The symptoms are often vague and can be mistaken for other illnesses. Symptoms include flu-like symptoms, reduced appetite, tiredness and depression.
At Marie Stopes, we can assess your risk of having hepatitis C and organise a blood test for diagnosis.

How do I get treated for hepatitis C?

There are several antiviral medications which can be used to treat hepatitis C. These would be discussed with you by your doctor and specialist.

What would happen if I did not get treated for hepatitis C?

Acute hepatitis C is the first 6 months of an infection. After this period, about a quarter of people will fight off the infection and be free of the infection. About three quarters will develop what is known as chronic hepatitis C. Up to 40% of those people with chronic hepatitis C will develop scarring of the liver called cirrhosis, which can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, and death.

How can I prevent myself from getting hepatitis C?

Unlike hepatitis B, there is no vaccine for hepatitis C.

You can reduce your risk of getting hepatitis C by following this advice:

  • Don’t share needles/syringes or any drug injecting material. You should not share spoons or filters either.
  • Practice ‘safe sex’ using condoms and damns.