Symptoms of Viral Hepatitis


General information about symptoms of Viral Hepatitis: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Viral Hepatitis. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Viral Hepatitis. Furthermore, symptoms of Viral Hepatitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Viral Hepatitis.

List of symptoms of Viral Hepatitis: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Viral Hepatitis includes:

Symptoms of Viral Hepatitis: Symptoms include

  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • fatigue
  • abdominal pain
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting.
However, some people do not have symptoms until the disease is advanced. 1

Many people infected with viral hepatitis have no symptoms. For example, about one-third of people infected with HBV have a completely "silent" disease. When symptoms are present, they may be mild or severe. The most common early symptoms are mild fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Later symptoms may include dark and foamy urine and pale feces; abdominal pain; and yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice). 2

More symptoms of Viral Hepatitis: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Viral Hepatitis, underlying causes of Viral Hepatitis, associated conditions for Viral Hepatitis, risk factors for Viral Hepatitis, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:

1. excerpt from Viral Hepatitis A to E and Beyond: NIDDK
2. excerpt from Hepatitis: NWHIC

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