Hepatitis B: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of hepatitis B?

The majroity of infected children acquire the virus at birth and are without symptoms in childhood. Older age at the time of acquiring the virus infection can be associated with symptoms. Symptoms can occur 45 to160 days after someone is exposed to the virus.

Common symptoms of hepatitis B include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Rashes
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and/or skin)