Acute hepatitis: In the acute phase common symptoms are the same as that of flu which is associated with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, teacolored urine, yellowness of skin may develop depending on the severity of hepatitis.
Chronic hepatitis: This may not cause any symptoms. However if chronic hepatitis persists it may lead to hardening of the liver or liver cirrhosis. Cirrhosis may progress to liver failure or liver cancer and cause jaundice, abdominal distension, swelling of legs, nausea, vomiting. Sometimes patients with chronic hepatitis may have flares of hepatitis activity causing jaundice, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.