Symptoms of hepatitis B




If you notice any of the symptoms on this page, tell your doctor. You can have hepatitis B and not have any symptoms. So always get tested if you think you could have picked up the hepatitis B virus .

Acute hepatitis B is an infection that lasts less than 6 months. Most people have either mild flu-like symptoms or no symptoms.

Symptoms of a hepatitis B infection can include:

  • High temperature
  • Tiredness (fatigue)
  • Pain in your upper right side
  • Feeling or being sick
  • Patches of raised skin that might be itchy (hives)
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)


On this page:

Symptoms of liver damage

How to spot Jaundice on different skin tones