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what causes yellow skin around the eyes

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
If in well defined: Patches these are xanthelasma, collection of colesterol under the skin.
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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Xanthelasma: Sounds like xanthelasma. This is benign, and can be surgically removed for cosmetic reasons.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
VERY UNLIKELY: since the "sclera" ("whites") of your eyes are the most SENSITIVE indicator of systemic jaundice!! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Jaundice/Icterus: 44 year old female asks What could cause yellowing of the skin around my eyes Yellowing of skin & white of the eye is called Jaundice/ Icterus and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Obstructive jaundice: Itching happens in the obstructive jaundice . The other type called hemolytic jaundice ,happening from excess breakdown of red blood cells don't cause ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
28 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Liver disease: Sounds like jaundice, which is a possibly a sign of liver failure. I would seek medical help immediately.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Jaundice: This is because the liver is not longer functioning correctly and something called bilirubin is elevating in your blood stream - the side effect of th ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Jaundice: The pigment present in bile gives the yellow discoloration to the skin, urine and sclera in eyes.
A male asked:
Dr. Kevin Gardner
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Those are all classic signs of jaundice and should be checked.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: However, abnormal levels of bilirubin (which causes jaundice) which are low may not alter the color of the skin and eyes. If you have a concern about ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Have it checked: Have it checked to find out what it is.What are the creases of your eyes do you mean eyelids?
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