It is important to note that in the vast majority of the patients living with chronic hepatitis B they might be asymptomatic and the virus may be multiplying in them. In some others the infection may show up in the form of acute hepatitis. The symptoms are the feeling of being sick or malaise, pain or tenderness in the upper abdomen, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting and jaundice which is the yellowish discolouration of the eyes and other parts of the skin. It is important to note that many individuals without any symptoms have the damage caused by the virus multiplying in their bodies and over a course of many years they might experience some complication like cirrhosis of the liver. This is the scarring of the liver which changes the way in which liver looks and function and often leading to liver failure and lastly the possibility of liver cancer. So get yourself tested for hepatitis B regardless of whether you are having symptoms or not and if you do not have infection get yourself and your family members vaccinated. Most people if they successfully suppress the virus they can experience a state wherein the hepatitis B infection is very successfully managed and many times it may be possible to avoid the deleterious uncontrolled or untreated hepatitis infection. Theoretically it is difficult to eradicate from our body because of the way it infect our liver cells but practically with the medications that are available today and with the care of a physician who has expertise in managing hepatitis B it is possible to very effectively manage hepatitis infection.