Hepatitis B is a risky liver disease caused by hepatitis B infection.
Hepatitis C is a liver problem that is brought about by hepatitis C infection. The infection can cause hepatitis that lasts for a month to many years.
Around two out of three people with chronic viral hepatitis have no signs until they have cirrhosis or scarring of the liver.
You may have viral hepatitis first. A month later, you could have symptoms, such as
- Feeling tired and weak
- Mild fever and pain in your upper abdominal area
- Swelling from fluid in your abdomen
- Little, spiderlike veins on your skin
- Red palms
Less commonly, you may have symptoms, such as:
- Smelly, thin, light-shaded stool
- Immune problems like joint pain
- For women, no periods
- Cirrhosis and liver failure