A 20-year-old male asked:
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why does jaundice make your skin and eyes turn yellow?

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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.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016

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Dr. Faramarz Hidaji
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Liver disease: Sounds like jaundice, which is a possibly a sign of liver failure. I would seek medical help immediately.
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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
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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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Dr. Kevin Gardner
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Possibly: Those are all classic signs of jaundice and should be checked.
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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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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