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What are the symptoms of acute hepatitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

People with acute hepatitis B and/or C may or may not have symptoms. If symptoms occur they are usually mild to flu-like. The following symptoms are the most common:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Jaundice (skin and eyes)
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Low-grade fever
  • Dark urine
  • Fatigue

If you know you've been exposed to the hepatitis B virus, it's important to get tested.

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