Hepatitis A signs and symptoms typically don't appear until you've had the virus for a few weeks.
The symptoms of hepatitis A develop, on average, around four weeks after becoming infected, although not everyone will experience them.
Symptoms can include:
1. Feeling tired and generally unwell
2. Joint and muscle pain
3. A high temperature (fever)
4. Loss of appetite
5. Feeling or being sick
6. Pain in the upper-right part of your tummy
7. Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
8. Dark urine and pale stools
9. Itchy skin
If you have hepatitis A, you may have a mild illness that lasts a few weeks or a severe illness that lasts several months. Not everyone with hepatitis A develops signs or symptoms.
You should consult your doctor if:
1. you have symptoms of hepatitis A – a blood test can usually confirm whether you have the infection
2. you might have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus recently but you don't have any symptoms – treatment given early on may be able to stop the infection developing
3. you think you might need the hepatitis A vaccine.