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Can I catch jaundice from someone else

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
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
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
59 years experience Family Medicine
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.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikunj Shah
48 years experience Hepatology
Jaundice: You need to find cause of jaundice and see physician
A male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to check your liver function and hepatitis.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Don't hide, get help: Jaundice in the setting of chronic liver disease is serious stuff. Either there has been an acute insult to an already compromised liver, or liver fai ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yellow skin : A yellow discoloration of the skin due to a breakdown product of blood. Often due to liver disease in an adult and commonly found in the first few da ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
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
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice. For example, viral hepatitis is communicable while alcoholic hepatitis is not.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Less so with lower level and easier as levels increase.
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