What are the Symptoms of Hepatitis B?
Many people with hepatitis B may not have symptoms and not know they are infected.
However, some people develop acute hepatitis B with the following symptoms-
- Pain in the joints
- Weakness and fatigue
- Dark yellow colored urine
- Clay colored stools
- Generalized itching
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Indigestion and abdominal pain
- Tenderness and enlargement of the liver
These symptoms usually go away in a few weeks. However, some people never get rid of the hepatitis B virus; and this is known as chronic hepatitis B.
Over a period of time, people with chronic hepatitis B may develop symptoms of-
- Liver cancer
- Cirrhosis of the liver