What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Hepatitis B?

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Most people develop symptoms within the first three months after infection. The symptoms of HBV may include:

  • Abdominal pain (often near the liver)
  • Appetite loss
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Weakness/fatigue

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Quick Snapshot

Can it be cured?
No. Acute HBV will resolve itself within six months; chronic HBV is generally a life-long condition.
Type of Infection
Viral. The Hepatitis B virus infects the liver.
How is treated?
Antiviral Medicine. A single dose of Azithromycin or seven daily doses of Doxycycline.
Recovery Time
Upto 6 Months. An acute case of HBV is usually over within six months.
Can I have sex?
No. It is recommended that sexual intercourse is avoided until you are free from the disease.
Can I get re-infected?
No. Once you have had an acute HBV infection, you cannot get it again, though you can still contract other types of hepatitis.

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