The symptoms of hepatitis A develop, on average, around 4 weeks after becoming infected. But not everyone with the infection has symptoms.
See your GP if you think you could have been infected with the virus.
A blood test will be needed to rule out more serious conditions that have similar symptoms.
The initial symptoms of hepatitis A can include:
These symptoms usually last from a few days up to a couple of weeks.
After the initial symptoms, the following symptoms may develop:
Most people make a full recovery within a couple of months, although the symptoms can come and go for up to 6 months.
Hepatitis A is not usually serious, but in rare cases it can cause the liver to stop working properly (liver failure).
As well as the symptoms mentioned, signs of liver failure can include:
Get medical advice as soon as possible if you have these symptoms. Liver failure can be life threatening if not treated quickly.