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Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can be easily spread from sexual activities, consuming contaminated food/drinks, or from improper hand washing. If you think you may have been exposed, order our fast & affordable Hepatitis A test.

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What are the most common hepatitis A symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored bowel movements
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes)

How do I know if I have hepatitis A?

The most accurate way to know if you have hepatitis A is to get tested. A simple Hepatitis A blood test can detect antibodies to the virus and diagnose an acute infection. Although hepatitis A symptoms are not always present, if you experience more than one of the common symptoms of hepatitis A or have recently been at risk for contracting the virus, seek medical attention.

How soon do hepatitis A symptoms appear?

Hepatitis A symptoms usually appear within days or 2-6 weeks after exposure. Typically, symptoms last less than two months, but in some cases may last as long as six months. Our doctors recommend close monitoring by a specialist, proper rest and fluids.

If present, what do hepatitis A symptoms feel like?

If present, common hepatitis A symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, joint pain and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or eyes).

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on Sep 19, 2018 - Written by STDcheck Editorial Team.