Symptoms Of The Different Types Of Hepatitis

There are many people with hepatitis A who have no symptoms, or the symptoms are so mild they are unaware of them. The symptoms, which usually occur 2-6 weeks after infection, may include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice, abdominal pain near the liver, muscle pain and low grade fever. The symptoms usually last less than two months, though some last as long as nine months.
The symptoms of hepatitis B usually occur 1-4 months after exposure, but half of all people infected do not develop symptoms, and may never know they were infected. The symptoms are similar to the flu and may include: nausea, vomiting, weakness, jaundice, abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, itching all over the body and joint pain.
The symptoms of hepatitis C may not develop for 10-20 years, and 80 of people infected never develop symptoms. Unfortunately, hepatitis C damages the liver, and the infected person may not be aware of the disease until the damage is severe. When symptoms do develop, they may include: nausea, fatigue, fever, joint pain, tenderness near the abdomen, dark urine, clay colored stools and jaundice. Hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis of the liver.

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