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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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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yellow?: If you have a new yellow hue that affects your eyes as well as your skin, you likely do have jaundice. See doc to determine cause.
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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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Jaundice: When you are jaundiced it means that your skin and other body parts turn a yellow colour. It is due to a build-up of a chemical called bilirubin in th ... Read More
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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Dr. Mark Gordon
53 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Buildup of bilirubin: Bilirubin is a bile pigment produced by the body. Excess accumulation in the body turns the eyes and skin yellow - jaundice. This can be due to eithe ... 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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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Breakdown of cells: Jaundice is caused by collection of bilirubin in the skin and conjunctivae. Bilirubin is the breakdown product of red blood cells. An excess of bili ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
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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Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
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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