Hepatitis A Symptoms

The Symptoms of Hepatitis A

 

Symptoms develop on average, around four weeks after becoming infected although not everyone with the infection will experience them.

 

See your GP if you think you could have been infected with the Virus. A blood test will be needed to rule out more serious conditions that have similar symptoms.

 

Initial Symptoms

 

The initial Symptoms of Hepatitis A can include:

  •          Feeling Tired and Generally Unwell
  •          Joint and Muscle Pain
  •          A Mild Fever – usually no higher than 39C (102.2F)
  •          Loss of Appetite
  •          Feeling of or being Sick
  •          Pain in the Upper-right part of your abdomen 
  •          A Headache, Sore Throat and Cough
  •          Constipation or Diarrhoea
  •          A Raised Itchy Rash (hives) 
  • These symptoms usually last from a few days up to a couple of weeks.

Later symptoms

After the initial symptoms, the following symptoms may develop:

  •        Yellowing of the Skin and Eyes (Jaundice)
  •         Dark Urine
  •         Pale Stools
  •         Itchy Skin 
  •         The Upper-right part of your abdomen becoming swollen and tender

Most people make a full recovery within a couple of months, although the symptoms can come and go for up to six months.


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