English: Hepatitis B is a virus that can be found in the liver, blood and other body fluids. Hepatitis B is usually transmitted via sexual contact, but used and infected syringes can also be a virus carrier. Early symptoms of hepatitis b can include that you feel tired, get headaches, fever and body aches. Untreated hepatitis b can cause your skin to become yellowish, this is usually most evident early on in the whites of your eyes. Your urine can also become dark and the feces usually becomes light. Pain in the area where the liver is located can also occur.
Treatment isn’t normally provided for acute hepatitis B, since the virus usually heals by itself. If you suspect that you’ve hepatitis B, it’s important that you avoid spreading it further. A way of insuring this is to make sure both you and your partner(s) are well protected during sex.
Reviewed by Smittskyddsenheten, Region Uppsala.