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Hepatitis A (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

A health care practitioner should be contacted if any of the following symptoms occur:

  • Nausea and vomiting that does not improve within 1-2 days
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Dark colored urine
  • Pain in the belly (abdomen)

The following situations also warrant a call to the health care practitioner:

  • A person has symptoms and thinks that they might have been exposed to someone with hepatitis.
  • A person has other medical problems and thinks that they might have hepatitis.
  • A person who has had close contact with someone diagnosed with hepatitis.

If an individual cannot reach their primary health care practitioner and have any of the following symptoms they should go to an Emergency Department.

  • Vomiting and inability to keep down any liquids
  • Severe pain or high fever
  • Confusion, delirium, or difficulty awakening
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/17/2015

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