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What are the symptoms of hepatitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Symptoms of hepatitis can vary and depend upon the cause of the inflammation of the liver. Common symptoms include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Jaundice
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Clay colored stools

In cases of chronic hepatitis, breast development (gynecomastia) can occur in men. Most people infected with hepatitis B and C show no early symptoms, while hepatitis A can cause children ages six to 14 having a high rate of developing jaundice and those above 14 have an even higher rate of developing it. Chronic symptoms are most common with hepatitis C.

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