After the hepatitis A virus enters your body, it can take from 15 to 50 days before you feel sick. The symptoms can be so mild that people may not be aware they have been infected with hepatitis A. Other people get sick with some of the following symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
- A tired feeling (like you have the flu)
- Clay-coloured bowel movements
- A sore feeling in the upper-right stomach area
- Yellowing of the skin and eyeballs
The symptoms can last from 1 - 2 weeks to several months. Most people recover completely and then are immune to re-infection. Death can occur, but is rare. The symptoms can be more severe in people who already have hepatitis C.