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What are symptoms of viral hepatitis?

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It's an inflammation of your liver that's caused by a virus. There are five types of this condition, but the most common ones in the U.S. are hepatitis A, B, and C.

The effects of hepatitis A, B, and C are similar. You might have:

If you have long-term hepatitis C, it could lead to scarring of your liver, called cirrhosis.

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Discomfort in your belly
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored bowel movements
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (called jaundice)

SOURCES:

CDC.

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatments."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 12, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC.

American Liver Foundation: "Hepatitis C Treatments."

 

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 12, 2017

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