What Are Symptoms and Risk Factors of Hepatitis B?

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Symptoms Hepatitis B signs and symptoms may include:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
Risk factors Your risk of hepatitis B infection increases if you:
  • Have unprotected sex with multiple sex partners or with someone who's infected with HBV
  • Share needles during IV drug use
  • Are a man who has sex with other men
  • Live with someone who has a chronic HBV infection
  • Are an infant born to an infected mother
  • Have a job that exposes you to human blood
  • Travel to regions with high infection rates of HBV, such as Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa and Eastern Europe
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