for Veterans and the Public
How will I know if I have hepatitis A?
Some people with hepatitis A do not have any symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they may include the following:
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (called jaundice)
- Feeling very tired
- Stomach pain
- Not feeling very hungry
- Dark urine
- Low-grade fever
Your doctor can tell you if you have hepatitis A by talking to you about your symptoms and taking a sample of your blood. A blood test for a specific antibody called an IgM antibody can tell if you are infected with hepatitis A.