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Can I catch jaundice from someone else

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
It is a symptom: If you catch a disease that affects the liver such as hepatitis which induces jaundice then yes. But the yellowish color is a sign of another underly... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
No: You can catch hepatitis from somebody else. Hepatitis can lead to jaundice, but you can't directly catch jaundice from somebody else.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Liver function test: Many medications and substances can cause liver damage. Liver function tests are used to detect liver damage so that further damage can be prevented.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Bilirubin: The level 10 does represent your bilirubin level. It suggests there is some problem with your liver. Your doctor will have to investigate further what... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Jaundice: Jaundice occurs due to build-up of bilirubin which turns skin yellow. Can happen from biliary problem (liver, gall bladder, pancreas disease) or burst... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. For example, viral hepatitis is communicable while alcoholic hepatitis is not.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: Less so with lower level and easier as levels increase.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Depends on why: There are many different reasons for jaundice. The answer to the question, "How long does jaundice last," is one day to one lifetime. It depends on th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 21 years experience
Itching: Jaundice in and of itself doesn't cause a lot of problems. People do complain of severe itching when they are jaundiced. The most important thing to... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yellow skin: After the newborn period, jaundice (a yellow tint to the skin and eyes) may indicate a problem with the liver or red blood cells. Jaundice in newborn... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Look in the mirror..: Jaundice is caused by elevation of bilirubin pigment in the blood. When it reaches critical levels it starts to discolor the whites of the eyes, urin... Read More
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