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Is jaundice a common symptom of hepatitis b?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Although jaundice can occur with hepatitis b, it is not common.
Most of the time, hepatitis b is first diagnosed from abnormal liver function tests. You should consult with your doctor if you are concerned of hepatitis b.

In brief: No

Although jaundice can occur with hepatitis b, it is not common.
Most of the time, hepatitis b is first diagnosed from abnormal liver function tests. You should consult with your doctor if you are concerned of hepatitis b.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Definitely of acute hepatitis b, and then only for chronic hepatitis b when it's quite advanced.

In brief: Yes

Definitely of acute hepatitis b, and then only for chronic hepatitis b when it's quite advanced.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology

In brief: No

Jaundice can occur in acute hepatitis b or chronic hepatitis b infection but it is rare.
Hepatitis b more commonly is a silent infection until complications occur. Talk to your doctor about screening.

In brief: No

Jaundice can occur in acute hepatitis b or chronic hepatitis b infection but it is rare.
Hepatitis b more commonly is a silent infection until complications occur. Talk to your doctor about screening.
Dr. Lance Stein
Dr. Lance Stein
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