Symptoms of hepatitis E

 Most people will have no symptoms of hepatitis E and will get better without ever knowing they have had it.

For people who do get symptoms the most common are:

  • Jaundice (a yellow colour to your eyes and skin)
  • Feeling very tired
  • Tummy pain
  • Not feeling hungry
  • Feeling sick
  • Fever (a high temperature)
  • Aches and pains in your joints

There are a lot of conditions that can cause these types of symptoms. Including other types of viral hepatitis. So you will need to have tests to find out if they are caused by hepatitis E.

Some people also develop problems in other parts of their body after picking up hepatitis E. Doctors call these “extrahepatic manifestations”. You can find out more about these and about their symptoms on the next page.