Signs and Symptoms of Hepatitis A
Early signs and symptoms of hepatitis A disease are dizziness, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue and pain in muscles and joints. When your liver begins to develop, there are some symptoms that will appear, namely dark urine, pale yellow stools, jaundice and swelling of the heart that feels pain if the upper right stomach is suppressed.
Not all people with hepatitis A will show symptoms. Therefore, the disease is sometimes difficult to realize. Usually the virus incubation period (the period since the entry of the virus until symptoms appear) lasts about two weeks to a month.
People with hepatitis A children under the age of six tend to show no symptoms. Only one in 10 has jaundice. While in adolescents and adults, the disease usually causes more severe symptoms and about 70 percent of them will experience jaundice.