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How can I tell if jaundice is getting worse

A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Lab test, skin color: If the skin looks like it is getting deeper yellow, then the jaundice is getting worse. Other places to look are the urine and the stool. Jaundice w... Read More
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Ususually: Usually you will feel worse but see your doctor for evaluation.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not sure: of the question. Bilirubin of 11 is QUITE jaundiced and would indicate a significant liver problem. Malaria canoccur periodically and would be a reaso... Read More
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Jaundice: Recurrent jaundice is caused by an inflammation of the liver, such as viral or bacterial hepatitis. It can also be caused by a bacterial infection. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Transition work: Before birth the mothers body cleans all the babies blood & that stops at birth. The babies liver must gear up to breakdown & recycle proteins from th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
May need eval: About half of infants will be visibly jaundiced by 5 days of age; some of those will need hospital based treatments like phototherapy or IV hydration,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Not at all: As an example, in viral hepatitis, many cases are totally asymptomatic and others cause nausea and vomiting and bad pain but without jaundice (anicter... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Possible : Acute alcohol hepatitis with jaundice may occurs with episodic heavy drinking. Cirrhosis is less likely to occur but still possible.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
Hepatology 23 years experience
Several weeks: If your jaundice is from alcohol use, you are probably better off being sober for ever. Otherwise, please talk to your provider and get bloodwork to d... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
No. Jaundice : Is caused by biliary obstruction or liver dysfunction. These are not sequelae of diabetes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Depends on cause...: The answer completely depends on the cause. For example if it is from hepatitis a alone, he will better (most likely) in a few weeks. If it alcoholic ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Starr Rexdale
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Bile in the blood: Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, indicates that there is a problem with the liver or bile duct so that bile (a green-brown co... Read More

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