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how can i tell if jaundice is getting worse

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
53 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See a doctor: Complex problem, no simple answers.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yellow skin & eyes: Jaundice refers to yellowing of skin & eyes from excess bilirubin, a breakdown product of red blood cells. Check out http://www.webmd.com/children ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Possible : Acute alcohol hepatitis with jaundice may occurs with episodic heavy drinking. Cirrhosis is less likely to occur but still possible.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience Hepatology
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
No. Jaundice : Is caused by biliary obstruction or liver dysfunction. These are not sequelae of diabetes.
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