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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does having yellow eyes or skin mean you have jaundice?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 37 years experience
Most likely: These findings require medical evaluation, though other things can cause it need to rule out jaundice with some simple blood tests.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

If my skin or eyes are not yellow, should I worry about jaundice?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
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 this for some reason, get your doctor to order the appropriate test.
Saint Robert, Missouri
A 19-year-old female asked:

Why does jaundice turn your eyes and skin yellow?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
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 this high level of bilirubin is jaundice.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
biliruben is yellow
Nov 24, 2014
Last updated May 7, 2014

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