What Are the Hepatitis B Symptoms?

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Q:
What are the hepatitis B symptoms?

A:
Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The infection can lead to acute or chronic liver disease, or even death. Most people (about two-thirds) with acute hepatitis B experience no symptoms. But some, especially adults and children over the age of 5, develop symptoms that can last for several weeks. Here are the hepatitis B symptoms.

Acute hepatitis B symptoms
• fever
• nausea
• vomiting
• extreme fatigue
• stomach pain (especially the upper right quadrant)
• loss of appetite
• joint pain
• muscle soreness
• dark urine
• light-colored stools
• jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

Chronic hepatitis B symptoms
• ongoing episodes of abdominal pain
• persistent fatigue
• aching joints

If you think you have symptoms of hepatitis B, contact your doctor immediately.

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