Hepatitis B is an infection of your liver. It can cause scarring of the organ, liverfailure, and cancer. It can be fatal if it isn't treated. It's spread when people come in contact with the blood, open sores, or body fluids of someone who has the hep Bvirus.
- ● Abdominal pain
- ● Dark urine
- ● Fever
- ● Joint pain
- ● Loss of appetite
- ● Nausea and vomiting
- ● Weakness and fatigue
- ● Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
Signs and symptoms of hepatitis B range from mild to severe. They usually appear about one to four months after you've been infected, although you could see them as early as two weeks post-infection. Some people, usually young children, may not have any symptoms.
Hepatitis B signs and symptoms may include: