Question: How long can you have hep B without knowing?

Many people with Hepatitis B have no symptoms and do not know they are infected. If symptoms occur with acute infection, they usually appear within 3 months of exposure and can last anywhere from 2–12 weeks. Symptoms of chronic Hepatitis B can take up to 30 years to develop.

Can hepatitis B go undetected for years?

Hepatitis B is a liver disease that can cause serious damage to your health. One reason that is dangerous is that it can easily go undetected for years while damaging your liver.

Can you tell how long youve had hepatitis B?

That means theres no more virus in your body, but antibody tests will show that you had hepatitis B in the past. If the infection is active for longer than 6 months, your doctor will tell you that you have chronic active hepatitis B.

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