Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hep B virus. Hep B can be very serious. Many people with hep B don’t know they are infected. Hep B can lead to liver cancer or liver failure if it is left unmanaged or untreated. Luckily, hep B patients can live healthy lives if they are treated properly.
You can find out if you have hep B by getting a hep B blood test. Click here to open our Hepatitis B Testing Chart – PDF >>
If you would like to learn more about hep B, ask your doctor or call the Hepatitis Infoline (see below).
Hepatitis B symptoms
Most people with hep B don’t have any symptoms. Because of this, it is important to get tested (see testing) to know if you have hep B.
Some people get flu-like illness, loss of appetite, joint pain, jaundice (yellow eyes) or dark urine.
This page last updated 12 Dec 2017